STUNNING collector’s piece. The short ends of this finely woven Afshar rug are finished with a flatweave called a a kilim. There is a small hole (see closeups) in this flatweave on the end. I find such wear on these pieces endearing! Evidence of their prior lives. I like to imagine how that hole came about - perhaps it long stood in a doorway and overtime a hole wore through the ends - oh the stories it could tell!