HUNTING AND GATHERING
China, Tibet and East Turkestan
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11. 
Throne back cover with lion dogs
Ningxia
Northern China
Qing Dynasty
Circa 1800
67 x 65 cm (26.5 x 25.5 in.)


Knot count: 5 H x 5 V = 25 kpsi
Colours: rose red, coral, salmon pink, dark blue, light blue, lemon yellow, light yellow, ivory (8)
Condition: excellent. Full silky pile with original selvedges.
Notes: A true gem distinguished by a plethora of shades of red, blue and yellow depicting a pair of superbly drawn lion dogs, auspicious symbols of protection and power, flanking a lotus flower with tendrils, symbol of purity. The rose red wool of the background is most probably dyed with logwood.

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