Pile generally good, closely shorn 1/10in. with dark browns oxidized to knotheads creating a relief effect in the leopards. Minor areas of vertical foldwear showing spot foundation. Scattered spot stains and surface dirt; should enhance with cleaning. Some moth paths showing spot foundation. Nicks to all corners with some fraying; recommend securing. Sides with original 2-cord selvages now with some fraying and later overcasting. Small losses to outer end guardstripes; partially secured, recommend stabilizing. Cloth hanging tape sewn on reverse on one side. Dense weave, stiff with dirt and now slightly cracking (will enhance with cleaning), unusual design. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.