This third quarter 19th century Ningxia pillar rug measures 5’5” x 7’10”. It has two yellow robed monks blowing conch shell horns on a medium brown ground. The field motifs are cloud, endless knots, a pair of dragons, hanging lanterns across the top and a blue checkerboard fish in the center. There is wave and mountain design across the bottom and a modified Greek k key design across the very top. There is slight erosion in the field mostly confined to the brown. Five toed dragons point to possible Imperial use. The rug is in fantastic condition for its age. This is a great smallish size for a pillar rug. The ends and sides are complete. It is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping and insurance of $95.