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Chinese Knot-tying Class: Longevity Knots
Wednesday, Feb.19, 09:30 - 12:00, 2014
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  • Private Class Price
Chinese knotting (zhong guo jie) is a decorative handicraft arts that began as a form of Chinese folk art in the Tang and Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) in China. The art is also referred to as Chinese traditional decorative knots.

One major characteristic of decorative knotwork is that all the knots are tied using one thread, which is usually about one-meter in length. However, when finished the knot looks identical from both the front and back. They can come in a variety of colours such as; gold, green, blue or black, though the most commonly used colour is red. This is because it symbolizes good luck and prosperity.

There are many different shapes of Chinese knots. The most common being flowers, birds, dragons, fish, and even shoes. Culturally they were expected to ward off evil spirits similar to bagua mirrors or act as good-luck charms for Chinese marriages.

Learn to make the auspicious knots from CCC folk artists Ms Wang, and work out your own knots, and hang them up on your neck or your handbag.

China Culture Center, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China.
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RMB 160
Price per person paid upon arrival. Both visitors and expatriates are welcome to join. Registration is essential. No walk-ins.

CCC offers different sessions of Chinese knotting Classes with different patterns and designs. They are:
1. Longevity Knots
2. bracelets
3. necklace
4. Earrings
5. Butterflies
6. Corns, lily shoes and other designs
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