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Aubussons, Axminsters, Savonneries, Tapestries, Persian carpets and more at Metropolitan Carpet Gallery



Fu Dog


Fu dog is a Chinese mythical animal with the mane of a lion, flowing tail and open mouth. Fu dogs were represented in Chinese architecture as guardians of sacred buildings. Images are used in China as temple guards. Fu dogs are represented on Chinese rugs as well. The female is shown with her paw on her young and the male is shown with his paw on a sphere.