Generally very good pile overall, approximately 3 mm, and with deep, intense colour. The lower end banded guard stripe is mainly rewoven with one section protruding into border (additional images are available on request), the upper end guard stripe is rewoven to about half its depth, end finishes are new. There are scattered localised areas of repiling throughout the rug, probably repairs to insect damage and oxidised areas, as the pile of the rug is as mentioned generally very good. Sound and ready to use. "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."