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The Complete Book of Chinese Knotting

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Chinese knotting, the joining of two cords to form symmetrical patterns, is an ancient and revered art form in China and an integral part of Chinese life. Born first out of practical necessity in prehistoric times to bind materials for hunting, fishing, farming, shelters, communication and other inventions to aid production and convenience, Chinese knots were soon employed as decorative motifs on artifacts, both functional and ornamental, and for festive occasions and important rites of passage. Today, more sophisticated designs, materials and applications have rejuvenated this colorful, elegant craft and have attracted a large following worldwide. Author Lydia Chen. Hard Cover.

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