For centuries, in the folk mythology of Central Asia, dragons have been symbols of power and strength.
In Tibet the word "druk" means dragon and thunder as well. Dragons in rug weaving are shown chasing or holding the "flaming pearl",symbol of happiness, amidst swirling clouds. In rugs, when paired with phoenixes, symbol of earth, they bring blessing and domestic harmony.
Ref.628/11/894 Sleeping-rug, c1930 cm162x82
Ref.0655/28/794 Sleeping-rug, c1920 cm160x80
Ref.0004/29/1094 A pair of sitting-mats, 19th c cm70x57