A small seating square from the Baotou-Suiyuan region of China that may have originally been part of a long runner. Five fu dogs, mythical creatures that symbolize guardianship, success and prosperity, inhabit the central field, which is enclosed by an inner border of pearls, which itself surrounded by a ‘flowered diamond’ border. The main outer border is the so-called Greek T design. All natural dyes, the main field possibly being from logwood. The selvages are intact, but the ends need stabilising in parts, and there is a very old repair in upper right corner. An attractive piece that emanates a warm peaceful feeling.