Overall measurements: 267cm across the top, 277cm across the bottom, 402cm the left hand side, 406cm the right hand side.
In ready to use condition. Pile variable from 3mm down to knotheads in localised areas of wear, for example sections of the medallion - notably upper left hand side. Upper and lower outer guards lacking, now with trimmed fringing and overlocked. A section of tension to warp lower right of madder field, above blue spandrel. Would benefit from a professional clean. With soft colouring, even and well spaced drawing. A very decorative and charming example of the genre.
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