Chinese Knotting

Chinese Knotting

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by Lydia Chen, Linda Wu, Yao Meng-chia
     
 

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Since ancient times, Chinese knots have been used for various practical and decorative purposes. The intricate knot work and magnificent color combinations lent elegance to everyday objects, and were also an aesthetic expression of Chinese folk symbolism.

Chinese Knotting traces the origins, history, and symbolism of this

Overview

Since ancient times, Chinese knots have been used for various practical and decorative purposes. The intricate knot work and magnificent color combinations lent elegance to everyday objects, and were also an aesthetic expression of Chinese folk symbolism.

Chinese Knotting traces the origins, history, and symbolism of this fascinating craft. The reader is taken through the fundamental elements necessary for tying Chinese decorative knots: the materials, implements, and main processes. Detailed instructions, clear diagrams, and color photographs, combined with an exciting assortment of creative applications will help readers discover the relaxation, artistic satisfaction, and beautifully personalized ornamentation that Chinese knotting can offer.

Author Bio:

Author Lydia Chen learned how to tie Chinese decorative knots from an elderly custodian at the National Palace Museum. She later had her work exhibited in Taipei, New York, Korea and Singapore.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789575880149
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/1989
Series:
Echo Craft Bks.
Pages:
116
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 11.27(h) x 0.64(d)

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Chinese Knotting 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was an excellent resource for my Chinese Knot Making project at school. The illustrations were easy to follow, and my knots came out great!