Vintage Cinese Dragon
This early Qing Dynasty running dragon beauty was found in an antique store -- the vintage dragon image is based on a piece of early Chinese tapestry. The Chinese dragon tapestry was created in silk brocade. The vintage dragon has four claws, and is running across the page. The dragon is a piece of a court robe from China, and dates from about 1700.
Our beautiful image of a Chinese dragon has an attractive oriental background, with rich reds, blues, and browns. The beautiful vintage dragon looks gorgeous on our gifts. Just imagine all the work that went into sewing this early Chinese needlework, with the reds and blues just jumping out from the background, and the beautiful dragon running across the page.
In China, dragons are legendary mythology, and subjects of many folklore dragon stories. Chinese art frequently depicted dragons as being long in the body and scaled, with four legs, just like in our Chinese dragon image. The dragon is an auspicious mythological creature in China, and controls the water, rainfall, hurricane, and floods. Dragons are used to depict power, strength, and good luck.
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