DIA165mm, China

All the jewellery featured this week has been string with hand woven strings and put together with the technique from the art of Chinese knotting.  This particular piece is one of the elaborated design with each jade beads carefully placed.  The art of knotting is believe to have started as a function for early form of clothing, then as a memo on a string.  By the Zhou dynasty, 800 B.C., knotting has found its use with jade ornaments.  Since then till the end of Qing dynasty, the art of knotting was a craft practiced by the young girls in China (where 20/20 vision and crafty fingers are minimum requirement).

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