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In Ancient China, Knot Tying Was a Special Art Form

Beautiful and elaborate, intricate while following simple rules, knot tying is part of China’s 5,000-year history, and prehistoric records attest to their use in recording all manner of important events. There are a number of Chinese sayings that explain the role of knot tying in ancient China, like “to tie knots in a string for ...

Jessica Kneipp

Five different chinese charms with different styles of knotting.