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A Ninghsia rug, West China
approximately 195 by 138cm; 6ft. 4in., 4ft. 6in.
Qing Dynasty, late 17th century
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Catalogue Note

For comparable examples of 'kang' (daybed) covers, rugs and carpet, from the 18th and 19th centuries, with variations of this distinctive design incorporating the bat (biān fú) motif against the Buddhist swastika character border, see König, Hans and Franses, Michael, Glanz de Himmelssöhne, Kaiserliche Teppiche aus China 1400 – 1750, Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Köln, exhibition catalogue,  London, 2005, pp.124-133, cat. nos. 40-46, including examples which incorporates variants of the auspicious dragon in the spandrels and in roundels in central pinched medallions.   

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