The rug has full consistent pile over the entire rug with only slight wear (as shown in close-up "h"). The rug is free of stains or odors, minus one small round stain towards the lower left of the field, along the border.
The original fringe is intact though show some wear (and loss of 2" due to old moth damage). The fringe is sown to the back of the rug to protect it. A genuine wilton fringe has been added to help protect the original.
As shown, the original silk labels are attached on the back of the rug.
This rug has been professionally hand cleaned by our own conservation team with a restorative thorough washing adhering to National Institute of Textiles and AIC (American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works) guidelines. The protein and lanolin based soap conditions the natural fibres in the rug and returns the original lustrous character and richness of colour to the wool. No steam extraction methods or chemical detergents were used during the cleaning process. Ever step possible was taken to preserve the historic nature and conserve the rugs condition.