The crisp drawing found in the present lot is not uncommon with examples where the field design is plain with often blue ground. It is, however, highly unusual to find such clarity, and indeed range of colours. See lot 21 for a further example.
Overall measurements: 97cm across the top, 106cm across the bottom, 507cm the left hand side, 509cm the right hand side.
Overall in good condition and sound and ready to use. Pile varies from 2mm down to knotbars in localised areas. Localised patches of minor re-piling in the blue field, only visible at certain angles. Triple banded sidecords original. The reduction in length has been professionally executed and only noticeable under very close inspection. Ends with trimmed warp fringes and vestiges of original flatweave. "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."