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Chinese Knot
16/11/2008 21:31:19    Author : ANDY    Browse : 1050

Chinese Knot or Chinese traditional decorating Knot is a Kind of characteristic folk decorations of handicraft art. Chinese Knots appeared in ancient time of China, and developed in Tang and Song Dynasty, They popularized in Miny and Qing Dynasty. Today Chinese Knot has become a kind of elegant and colorful arts and crafts of decorations.

The characteristic of Chinese Knot is that every knot is made of a single silk rope and named by It"s specific form and meaning. Chinese knots begun to see use in both ceremonial and religious functions in addition to their more decorative uses. Chinese weddings commonly feature a variety of decorative knots, symbolic of the entwining of two lives similar to entwining of the knots. Many pieces also feature embroidered images or other materials inlaid onto the knot itself, such as precious stones or other solid materials. Other common additions to knots are small embroidered bags filled with fragrant herbs. The characteristic of Chinese Knot is that every knot is made of a single rope and named by its specific form and meaning. By combining different knots or other auspicious adornments skillfully, an unique auspicious ornament which represents beauty, idea and wishes is formed. For example, "Full of joy". "Happiness & Longevity", "Double Happiness". "Luck and Auspiciousness as one wishes" and "Wish you a fair wind" are Chinese traditional pleasant phrases expressing warmest regards, best wishes and finest ideal.

In Chinese culture, different form knot represents different meaning, In Spring Festival of China, every family like to hang the knots on wall, it says that the beautiful Chinese knots will bring you good lucks in new year. To fit in with the needs of modern life, Chinese Knot has various products. The two main series are auspicious hanging and knitting clothing adornment. Auspicious hanging includes large tapestry, big room hanging, automobile hanging etc. Knitting clothing adornment includes ring, eardrop, hand chain, necklace and other woman"s special adornments. People are fond of Chinese Knot for its characteristic form, colorfulness and profound meaning.


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