This is an original WWII German net used for camouflaging guns, equipment, positions, etc... Yes, this is what actual German army camo nets look like! It measures 12' X 12'. This is a very distinctive net and easily recognizable in original photographs.
It has large aluminum grommets twisted into the ropes of the next in a pattern. The grommets could be used for poles to hold the net up out of the way of gun positions and could also be used to stitch multiple nets together to cover larger areas. These grommets are found around the outside edge of the net with several more on the crisscross ropes running through the net and with another one near the center. These grommets and additional ropes stand out in photographs. There are also small wood toggles on ropes around the outer edge, although this net is missing one of these wood toggles. Cloth and foliage could be woven into the nets to match the surrounding area making the nets very adaptable compared with many other nets.
This net is in overall used, but maintained, condition. It has one small period repairs using a slightly different color of rope. I tried to photograph the repair but it blends in pretty well. There should be a total of 16 wood toggles around the outside but there are only 15. There is a hole near the center of the net that is probably about 5" in diameter. The net is displayable as-is.
These nets came from a depot along the west wall that was only recently cleared out. Until now, virtually no nets were ever available. When the nets from this recent discovery are gone, there probably won't be anymore.