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.
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

The class will be conducted in Chinese with English interpretation.
Venue: China Culture Center, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China.
  • CCC's mission is to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture by offering a wide variety of cultural activities and events to our members. Fees to certain programs such as this are provided on a non-profit basis and are meant to only cover actual costs of that specific program. You can help us by registering in advance of the program so that we can minimize the cost of these programs. Your contribution helps us to continue offering such programs in the future.

  • CCC does not offer regular set packages for this class. However we are happy to help you plan a private custom-made one. Please scroll this web page down to check prices and propose a date and your own group.
  •  Private custom-made class prices:

    RMB1,500 for a minimum of 5 adult guests (or the financial equivalent thereof) and are 2 hours long.
    RMB2,000 for 6-8 people.
    RMB250/ person for a group of 9 people and more
    The price includes a folk artist, an interpreter and venue.

    Flexible scheduling:
    The workshop can be scheduled at any time that it fits your schedule according to the availability of the teachers.

    Please note:
    1.  We must check the date: 
       The CCC’s masters, artists, and teachers are all experts in their field and unique in their circles.  Their schedules are tight, so they may not be available at the time frame you would like to book.    We will have to check with them first before we can confirm the time with you.
     
    2.  Prepayment is necessary: 
       Once the artists/experts are confirmed, prepayment is required so we can book his/her time.
     
    3.  Corporate Clients
           All prices listed are for private individuals.  Corporate clients will be separately quoted. Click here for Payment methods 

    4.   Venue:

    • The class/workshop will be conducted in English/with English interpretation at the China Culture Center unless a different location is requested.  
    • The CCC’s center can accommodate maximum 10-20 people for a class/workshop. 
    • Special venues of different size and ambiance can be arranged for corporate clients.with extra charges.