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.
Here at Beijing Mandarin School you can study not only oral Chinese but also Chinese knotting classes. We believe that your experience of learning mandarin and living in China can be enriched by learning about Chinese Culture.
Each of our Chinese knotting classes is at least 2 hours long. And it just cost you 200 yuan each time.