Overall measurements; 187cm across the top, 200cm across the bottom, 574cm the left hand side, 579cm the right hand side.
Pile varies generally 2-3mm with some areas of wear with localised foundation visible - particularly tracked across middle third of field. The localised wear in these areas in the border now re-piled in faded pink, as visible in the photographs. Spot localised re-piling elsewhere. Re-piled foldline in right hand border, approx 140cm, from top edge. Re-piled fold on left hand border approx 200cm from top edge. Re-woven section in outer guard stripes approx. 275cm along the lower right hand edge and varying in width up to approx. 4cm. Re-woven strip vertically in lower right hand corner in border as visible in photographs, approx 70cm in length and 4cm wide. Scattered repairs elsewhere, re-overcast sidecords. Upper end with original flatweave and fringe, lower end restored with later flatweave and fringing. Would benefit from a thorough clean professional clean and some overdying of the existing repairs two blend with original
An early Karabagh with European 'ferangi' gul overall design. Highly decorative. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."