The dragon was the symbol of Chinese emperors for many centuries and is attributed with having mystical powers. This special velvet dragon wall fan is magnificently hand-painted in bold colors to bring the mythical dragon to life. Set against an all-black background of velvet fabric the colors of the dragons in this work are so vivid they look neon. This spectacular wall fan will make a positive decorative impact in any room you place it. The history of the dragon dates back to ancient times in four separate regions of the world. In ancient India Egypt and Mesopotamia the dragon represented the destructive waters of death and chaos. It was also the enemy of the gods who created the world. To these peoples the dragon symbolized cosmic evil and the slaying of the dragon was an inspirational mythical event. Themes from this tradition have carried into the bible and also influenced the dragon mythology of Europe in later times. In Asia and in particular China the dragon was related to water in the form of rain clouds lake oceans and rivers. The dragon was seen as a creative or positive force. It was the ancient Chinese who depicted the dragon that we see so often today in art work of the dragon. One common theme from that region and time is two dragons facing each other with the symbolic pearl of wisdom in between them. This is the iconic image painted on this awesome dragon wall fan. In yet another time and part of the world the ancient Greeks viewed the dragon as the embodiment of cosmic evil. This can be seen in the famous work called "Beowulf" where the dragon symbolized the destructive effects of excessive greed power and wealth. European and biblical dragon myth was influenced by the way the ancient Greeks viewed the dragon. In the biblical myth the dragon represents the fallen angel of Hebrew and Christian scripture: Satan. Today modern dragon myth combines elements of all of these traditions. This can be seen most evidently in movies where the dragon represents a powerful mythical creature that usually has to be overcome for the hero to continue his or her journey. Regardless one thing is for sure dragons have captured the imaginations of millions of people around the world for more than three thousand years. This exotic velvet wall fan is our tribute to the mighty dragon. Proudly display it in any part of your home for exciting Asian decor you and your family will come to treasure.
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