Traditional Chinese Knots Become Modern Fashion

Chinese knot or Chinese traditional decorating knot is a folk handicraft. Appeared in ancient time, developed in Tang and song Dynasty and popularized in Ming and Qing Dynasty, Chinese knot has now become elegant and colorful arts and crafts from its original practical use.

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Chinese knot or Chinese traditional decorating knot is a folk handicraft. Appeared in ancient time, developed in Tang and song Dynasty and popularized in Ming and Qing Dynasty, Chinese knot has now become elegant and colorful arts and crafts from its original practical use.

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The characteristic of Chinese knot is that the Chinese knot is knotted with a silk cord into traditional patterns with colorful tassels. It varies significantly in size, use and color. A typical Chinese knot is red, but it can also be gold, green or black. Flowers, birds, fish and insects are common patterns used in the Chinese knot, which derived auspicious meanings from related connotations, such as “Joy”, “Happiness and Longevity”, “Double Happiness”, “Luck and Auspiciousness As One Wishes” and “Have a nice trip”.

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People are drawn to traditional Chinese knots for different reasons. While many prefer to hang it on their doors to symbolize a joyous atmosphere, many young women like to use it as a fashion accessory to go with their fashionable clothing. The Chinese knot is also used to exchange best wishes among friends as well as to wish a safe journey.

 

by Xiao Xiao xiaoxiao@interactchina.com

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