A Refined and Beautiful Antique Dragon Design Chinese Antique Embroidery Textile, Country of Origin: China, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – Rendered in an elegant, traditional style packed full of auspicious symbols, this stunning antique Chinese embroidery depicts a triad of benevolent Chinese dragons that are surrounded by important symbolic emblems. The grand composition features opposing dragons with gilt scales, extended talons and flaming pearls. Lavish cranes, circular shou symbols and auspicious bian fu bats are carefully placed over a polychromatic sea of gradient lishui stripes, scrolling clouds and dramatic cresting waves. The textile woven in China boasts the iconic and elegant dragon motifs with their celestial symbols are featured again in the complementary roundels that dot the obscure onyx-colored background. This exquisite antique example of Chinese embroidery textile features an outstanding composition full of elaborate details and auspicious symbols.