"Calouste Gulbenkian travelled the Caucasus in 1894, hoping to understand why Caucasian rugs are made either long or squarish. The squarish measure of this Bordjalou relates to the proportion of 1 : 1⁄10 3x3x13; ultimately indicating knowledge of and preoccupation with the squaring of the circle." EH
Pile variable, approximately 2 mm in depth or with knot heads just appearing in the lowest areas and with 7-8mm of pile in the fuller areas, eg the lower half of the field. Ends are taped on teh reverse to seecure and warps trimmed, side cords appear to have had some minor restorations. Good drawing, eg scroll borders nicely articulated and good 'presence'. A good old example of the genre. "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."