with a row of seven horned animals in a band at the upper end of the field. Herrmann interprets "these seven dogs, as referring to the key number of the moon. Counting the full, half and quarter lozenges adds to 49 or 7 x 7 which should be interpreted as completion of the moon cycle over 18 years."
Lovely condition, pile generally 5- 8 mm in depth, glossy, lustrous wool and flexible handle. Slight oxidisation to browns. Slight wear to upper border with some minor repiling. Rug is very slightly 'waisted' half way up field. Ends with natural brown wool flat-weave and braided end finishes. Beautiful clear colour. "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."