Dragon is a mythological creature whose feet are like the lion's, whose tail is like a snake and who has wings. The Turks of Central Asia stylized the dragon with a beak, wings and a lion's feet. The dragon is the master of air and water. The fight of the dragon and the Phoenix is believed to bring fertile rains of spring.
Therefor, the dragon is stylized as a cloud in many works of art including various weaves, textiles and miniatures. Dragon, believed to be a great serpent, is the guard of treasures and secret objects as well as the tree of life. For many years people believed that the cause of lunar eclipse was dragon.
Variations of the motif are presented in the illustrations below: