Transitional Style Rug with Khotan and Chinese Foo Dog Design 13'06 x 13'06 From Esmaili Rugs Collection. Instantly alluring as it is unique, this eye-catching transitional style rug features a fascinating Khotan and Chinese Foo Dog design. Characterized by a muted palette of beige, taupe and tan, this transitional rug subtly draws attention. Impeccably woven, this impressive modern style rug showcases four foo dogs around the sun. Complete with meticulous detail work, from their bulging and intense eyes to their monstrous claws and angular mane. These Chinese decorative Foo dogs have a lengthy history and are powerfully symbolic. Foo dogs are actually lions and also known as Chinese guardian lions. Foo dogs are designed in pairs — one is male, the other is female. The female symbolizes yin, and symbolically protects the people dwelling inside the home, while the male foo dog, signifying yang, protects the structure itself. The general impression left by this beautiful modern Khotan rug is one of awe and reverence as it commands attention.