Good circa late 19th/early 20th CE, Ningxia Tibetan Buddhist temple runner with two playful female “foo dogs” and pup medallions, representing the nurturing aspect of the Yin principle, against an apricot colored background with 8 scattered floral sprays, surrounded by a border of auspicious Taoist and Buddhist symbols. Quite unusual are the “Sahnka” symbols, conch, rarely seen in carpets- this represents the sound of the Dharma-beckoning people to awaken from ignorance. Excellent condition, but as most all Ningxia runners, 16cm/6.5in have been rewoven as these were originally 20 to 30 feet long and were cut up to make separate rugs. See enlargements of the ends, where this is quite obvious. L: 169cm/66in and W: 71cm/26in.