77426 Antique Tibetan Wool Tea Cozy with Dragon Design, Late 19th Century Tea Cosy. With its exotic dragon pictorial design and vibrant colors, this hand-knotted wool antique Tibetan Tea Cozy is poised to impress. Tea cozies are used to put over a teapot to keep the tea hot. Steeped in history, this particular tea cozy features a dragon design on both sides. Seen as possessing unrivaled power, strength, and nobility, the dragon, known in Mandarin Chinese as “Kuilong,” is amongst the most beloved symbols in Chinese culture. The mythical beast was once thought to have the power to control the elements and climactic changes such as floods, drought, rain, thunder and lightning. With its depth of meaning, lush color palette, and well-harmonized composition, this lavish antique Tibetan tea cozy would be a truly stunning addition to any interior. Abrash. Desirable Age Wear. Hand-knotted wool with canvas lining. Made in Tibet. Measures: 01'01 x 00'10. Circa: 1890-1900, Late 19th Century.