"The carpet here plays with the forms of the hexagon and the octogram within the limits of precise geometry embedded in the coordinate system of the four directions and defining the path from the East to the Paradise in the West." (EH)
Overall measurements: 152cm across the top, 150cm across the bottom, 258cm the left hand side, 263cm the right hand side.
Overall good to fair condition. Condition generally slightly better in upper half of rug with pile varying from 5/6mm in border to areas where knotbars are visible in the bottom-most part of the field and lower border. Dark brown weft. Sidecords probably original. Ends with partial dark brown flatweave at upper end. Now taped to secure. Lower end similar but with some restoration to outermost dark brown edge. Very good scale and graphics. "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."