Description: inscribed in Arabic, fi dar al-sina'ah al-hindi (?), 'In the House (or College) of Crafts of India (?)'
Dimensions: approximately 183 by 139cm; 6ft., 4ft. 7in.
Condition Report: 182cm the left hand side, 183cm the right hand side, 135cm the top, 139cm the bottom.Fantastic weave, fine, flexible, exemplary handle and weave. Pile overall 3mm, original flatwoven ends and fringing with very slight losses. Intentionally darker yellow spandrels at lower end (based on pile direction). Original side cords with some very minor scattered restorations. Small area of slight discolouration in lower half of left hand border, barely visible on face of rug. Really outstanding.
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