TYPE: A baotou-suiyuan seating square

CIRCA:

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.

SIZE: 0.66m x 0.65m

WARP: cotton

WEFT: cotton

KNOT COUNT: 49 kpsi

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