Closely woven, even pile of 1-2mm depth, with browns oxidised so that foundation is beginning to appear and with some associated wear in left hand and lower borders, and a couple of the star tiles in the lower left quadrant fo the field (additional images available on request). Original end finishes with some nicks and losses. Outermost 'dice' guard stripe removed on both sides and with later overcasting in bright red - appearance would be improved by redoing this in a more sympathetic colour. Very unusual format and lovely range of colours in the 'star guls', and good sea green ground to kufic border. "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."