The Chinese knot is a kind of hand-made handicraft unique to China. The delicacy and wisdom it shows is just one aspect of the ancient Chinese civilization. It was originally made from the sewing and knotting of the Paleolithic Age, and then extended to the ritual records of the Han Dynasty, and then evolved into today’s decorative craftsmanship.
China is a cultural country with a history of 5,000 years. Everything reveals a strong Chinese national flavor, among which there is a Chinese knot. So what is a Chinese knot? Let me tell you about it below!
Chinese knots have been widely worn by people since the Zhou Dynasty. Even the bronzes of the Warring States Period also have the pattern of Chinese knots. It continued until the Qing Dynasty that Chinese knots really became popular among the folk art. Now we prefer to hang it at home as a decoration. Because it has a long history and witnessed the development of China, it is called the Chinese knot.
At the beginning, Chinese knots were made by red ropes, and different shapes of Chinese knots represented different meanings. As time went by, people began to use a variety of colors of ropes, forming a unique, colorful, profound meaning, rich connotation of traditional Chinese auspicious decoration items.
Chinese knot is a unique folk knitting art, which fully reflects the wisdom and profound cultural deposits of the Chinese people and represents the traditional culture of China. Many foreigners regard the Chinese knot as a symbol of the arrival of China, and it is also one of the souvenirs they must bring back home.
Among the Chinese knots, there are: double money knot, button knot, pipa knot, tuanjin knot, cross knot, auspicious knot, ten thousand character knot, long knot, algae knot, duplex knot, brocade bag knot and many other knot styles. The Chinese knot represents unity, happiness and peace, especially in folklore, and its exquisite workmanship is loved by the public.