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
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.
RMB 250/Door Price;
RMB200/Discounted Prepaid Price
It includes teacher, interpreter and all materials.
Payment Methods: Please click the link here for all six payment options. Since the day tours and classes involve relatively small amount of money, we recommend you to ask your Chinese friends or colleagues to help you transfer the money by WeChat Wallet or Ali Pay, the easiest and fastest ways to make payments in China.
Note: Prepayment shall be made at least one working day before 5pm Beijing time prior to the tour/class time (before Friday 5pm if the tour/class is on Sunday), so CCC staffs are able to check and confirm. If you use international credit card wire the fee (which may take some time), please send us a photocopy of your receipt (a picture by your cellphone) to prove.
Cancellation policy: If you have to cancel after you made prepayment, please let us know (by phone call) 48 hours in advance. 50% of tour/event fee will be charged for cancellation if you do it within 48 hours, 100% of tour/event fee will be charged if you cancel within 24 hours’ notice.
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