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9780804833998

Chinese Knotting

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  • ISBN13:

    9780804833998

  • ISBN10:

    0804833990

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-08-15
  • Publisher: Tuttle Pub
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Summary

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 Biography

Lydia Chen, a leading authority on traditional Chinese decorative knotting, was born in Loching, Chekiang, in 1940. Her interest in knotting began when her father-in-law, a deputy curator at the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan, arranged for her to learn simple knots from an elderly museum custodian. From this modest beginning, she went on to figure out how knots were formed from the antique pieces she collected, and even invented some designs of her own. She has taught knotting at colleges, held several exhibitions of her work both at home and abroad, and authored a number of books on the art.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Origin & History
Getting Started
Implements
Materials
Tying Techniques
Tightening Techniques
Finishing Touches
Guide to Instruction Pages
Basic Knots
Double Coin
Double Connection
Sauvastika
Cross
Cloverleaf
Good Luck
Button
Pan Chang
Round Brocade
Plafond
Flat
Compound Knots
Ju I
Brocade Ball
Longevity
Double Happiness
Dragon
Dragonfly
Butterfly
Long Pan Chang
Stone Chime
Double Diamond
Crane
Phoenix
Fish
Ten Accord
Creative Applications
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