Chinese Knot or Chinese traditional Knot is a kind of characteristic folk decorations of handicraft art. Appeared in ancient time, developed in Tang and Song Dynasty (960-1229A.D.) and popularized in Ming and Qing Dynasty (1368-1911A.D.) Chinese Knot has now become a kind of elegant and colorful arts and crafts from its original practical use. The characteristic of Chinese Knot is that every knot is made of a single rope and named by its specific form and meaning. By combining different knots or other auspicious adornment skillfully, an unique auspicious ornament which represents beauty, idea and wishes is formed. For example, “Full of joy”. “Happiness & Longevity”,”Double Happiness”.”Luck and Auspiciousness as one wishes” and “Wish you a fair wind” are Chinese traditional pleasant phrases expressing warmest regards, best wishes and finest ideal. Yun Brocade was developed during the Yuan Dynasty although its origin could date back to the Southern Dynasty. Historical records suggest that prior to the Southern Dynasty there was no brocade in Nanjing until Emperor Liu Yu(363-422) had workers move to Jiankang (today’s Nanjing) and established production there. Yun Brocade features quality material?refined weaving and the wide use of gold and silver threads. This magnificence gained the name of Yun,which is Chinese for “cloud”. Elegant Yun Brocade ultimately became a precious artwork and no longer a fabric for day to day wear. In the Yuan,Ming and Qing Dynasties Yun Brocade was a royal tribute.
Size: about 11 inch long
Chinese knot decor with fringe and a round decor jade
The endless knot symbolizes longevity and wisdom in Buddhism and Asian art
Hang these charms in your home, office or car to enchance positive Chi for health and wealth
As the unique weaving skill cannot be undertaken by modem machinery, Yun Brocade remains very expensive.