A KUBA RUG, EAST CAUCASUS
approximately 156 by 105cm; 5ft. 1in., 3ft. 5in.
(Rug is illustrated 'upside down' in catalogue and in direction of weaving online. Condition report refers to online image.) Date more likely last quarter 19th century. Colours are all good, pile good overall, with browns slightly oxidised and very slight wear in red medallion at upper end of field, Original side cords and end finishes with some restorations to cords on left hand side. Small reweave on right hand side visible as a lighter purplish blue approximately 6cmlong just into outermost edge of guard stripe.
"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.
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With a Caucasian Kyrdagyd design, and unusual golden ochre field; the ivory border with crisply drawn crosses with scroll-ends. For Caucasian examples with the Kyrdagyd design, please see lots 7 and 27 in this sale.