For another pair of Khaden using the same coloured 'Checkerboard' design see Eberhart Herrmann, Seltene Orienteppiche X, Munich, 1988, pp. 252 & 253, no. 118. These examples with a slightly lighter hue of blue, date to circa 1900.
One: 91cm across the top, 93cm across the bottom, 168cm the left hand side, 173cm the right hand side.
Other: 92cm across the top, 91cm across the bottom, 171cm the left hand side, 172cm the right hand side.
Both in overall good condition with striking geometric design. Pile generally 6mm overall with minor areas of wear down to 2mm. Ready to use, highly decorative. "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."