Chinese New Year items:-
Chinese Knotting tie with Chinese Coin.
The Chinese Coins use in this special day for specific purpose we named it as YaSui Coins (压岁钱). The Chinese in old time believe that several coins tie together will ringing and frighten goblins that approach their children. But in nowadays, since the coins in modern age have no hole in the middle, so Chinese are no longer tie the coins, they just put the coins into red-packets and give it to their children at Chinese New Year, then the Chinese Knottings with coins are become decoration items. Besides tie with coins, Chinese Knottings are able to tie with some other Chinese decoration items too, and also can make it tie with nothing.
Wikipedia : Chinese Coins in old time
CNN Travel : An article to introduce Ya Sui Coins
See more photos in :-
Workshop Photo 1 : Another Photo
Workshop Photo 2 : Colourful Chinese Knottings
Photo Gallery : Chinese New Year atmosphere at Central Market
Chinese knotting (Chinese: 中國結; pinyin: Zhōngguó jié) is a decorative handicraft art that began as a form of Chinese folk art in the Tang and Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) in China. It was later popularized in the Ming). The art is also referred to as Chinese traditional decorative knots. In other cultures, it is known as "Decorative knots".
Chinese knots are usually lanyard type arrangements where 2 cords enter from the top of the knot and 2 cords leave from the bottom. The knots are usually double-layered and symmetrical.
Archaeological studies indicate that the art of tying knots dates back to prehistoric times. Recent discoveries include 100,000-year old bone needles used for sewing and bodkins, which were used to untie knots. However, due to the delicate nature of the medium, few examples of prehistoric Chinese knotting exist today. Some of the earliest evidence of knotting have been preserved on bronze vessels of the Warring States period (481–221 BCE), Buddhist carvings of the Northern Dynasties period (317–581) and on silk paintings during the Western Han period (206 BCE–CE6).
Further references to knotting have also been found in literature, poetry and the private letters of some of the most infamous rulers of China. In the 18th century, one book that talked extensively about the art was Dream of the Red Chamber.
The phenomenon of knot tying continued to steadily evolve over the course of thousands of years with the development of more sophisticated techniques and increasingly intricate woven patterns. During the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) knotting finally broke from its pure folklore status, becoming an acceptable art form in Chinese society and reached the pinnacle of its success. Knotting continued to flourish up until about the end of imperial China and the founding of the Republic of China in 1911 AD when China began its modernization period. From 1912 to the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976, the art of Chinese knotting was almost lost.
In the late 1970s, a resurgence of interest occurred in Taiwan, largely due to the efforts of Lydia Chen (Chen Hsia-Sheng 陳夏盛) of the National Palace Museum who founded the Chinese Knotting Promotion Center. In the 1980s, Mrs. Chen focused her energies on the knotting artifacts preserved during the Qing Dynasty. Currently, Chinese knotting enjoys wide popularity in Taiwan with numerous specialty shops to be found.
Source / More Informations :Wikipedia_Chinese Knotting
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danos (96051) 2013-02-04 23:01
nice the view as the presentation of these red Chinese knottings as hanging from the cloths hanger.
The three photos in the WS in combination with the infotmative note completes perfect our knowledge about them.
Graal (102446) 2013-02-04 23:44
very nice colourful 3 images. Interesting details and view of chinese coins with red yarn. Good note and presentation.
Have a nice day.
papagolf21 (98558) 2013-02-04 23:55
Bonjour, chère Ally,
J'apprends beaucoup grâce à vos photos et à vos notes d'accompagnement.
Ici, encore, j'apprécie la présentation générale.
Très bonne journée.
lousat (89128) 2013-02-05 2:48
Hi Ally,a great opportunity to create this original composition full of details and a magic bright red,great idea and very nice result,it's nice to see something to different,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Kielia (24077) 2013-02-05 2:57
you have excellently realized the artistic potential of the knotting and created a very interesting impression. The colors are really wonderful. What I like most is the perspective! My compliments also for the informative note!
pierrefonds (64752) 2013-02-05 4:54
The subject is well framed. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the chinese knottings. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
adramad (44284) 2013-02-07 11:11
A beautiful composition with strong chromaticism that gives the intensity of red, curious habit with these lucky coins certainly are a very decorative element in houses.
Performed superbly in terms of sharpness and brightness.
Have a nice day.
jmdias (62891) 2013-02-07 15:26
I guess japanese use this same object too because brazilian immigrants who came back from there brought something like this.
nice details of the objects.
abmdsudi (52353) 2013-02-08 6:00
What a beautiful symbolic shot that you have chosen. A lovely festive colors and pretty striking indeed.
Wishing you a prosperous and healthy Gong Xi Fa Cai and the very best of seasonal greetings to you and yours.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-02-08 9:00
Chinese tradition is still very colorful. The photo is interesting as the ws. I like the multicolored ws. Bravo.
Have a nice day
jemaflor (95283) 2013-02-10 2:25
Intereting view with a vivid red color, good focus on an interestin subject. Tfs
s_lush (16134) 2013-02-10 10:15
You have presented these beautiful Chinese traditional knotting ties of coins very well, with beautiful colors and interesting details. In addition, your note is very informative and useful. Great job!
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-02-10 13:20
beautiful,very colorful and strong when it comes to its graphic image.We canimmediately feel the unique,festive atmosphere of the upcoming Year of the Snake.The whole scene works really well together with your interesting and informative note.Nicely done!
fabianoleite (10468) 2013-02-13 3:30
Good depiction of the typical knots, which is interesting to see. Have a nice day!
fabbs99 (17133) 2013-02-15 23:11
Awesome shot with great sharpness and contrast.Nice warm colors.The light management and shadows are awesome. A quality image and stunning presentation.Very well shot.TFS.
mirosu (16031) 2013-02-20 3:13
Excellent detail photo with very nice colors, perfect light, very good clarity. Nice subject for Chinese New Year.
Gong Xi Fa Cai.
Waylim (25496) 2013-02-20 16:55
Very festive color of the Chinese knottings. I would have crop more and not show any of the background.
COSTANTINO (63647) 2013-08-18 22:52
impressive and interesting capture
with useful details,I like this
fantastic red color,great
idea with nice result
have a nice new week