Dragon Design

 

The dragon design is the most enduring among all motifs, also called kui design or kui long design. The dragon is a legendary animal in charge of water. It has the body of a serpent, the antlers of a deer and five claws on each foot. Ancient Chinese worshipped it so much that it later became the nation's symbol. Owing to its long and curvy body, many highly stylized variations of dragon designs could be found on bronzes.