We adapted this pattern form an ancient Chinese textile fragment. It depicts dragons emerging from thunderclouds. This particular dragon is celled Yinglong, who is, in a Chinese mythology, the master of storms and bringer of rain. Usually, Yinglong gave just enough rain to nourish the earth, but he could send floods or withhold rain on a whim if people did not honor him properly. This is printed on faux silk with silk slubs that give it a luxurious quality.