In addition to the functional and practical uses of Chinese knots, they are also symbolic and when displayed, represent an ideal of well-being, good luck, good health, longevity and harmony in life.
These are usually displayed to encourage Good Luck & fortune.
In sailing, this knot is called a Monkey's fist and is used to weight down the ends of ropes.
In Chinese culture, it is quite common and was (still is) used as buttons / closures on jackets
This symbolises a longing for:
1. Multiple returns from one investment;
2. People living together in harmony;
3. Passing all examination levels with flying colours;
4. Peace throughout the year;
5. Plenty of good food for the table;
6. The blessing of many happy children;
7. A long, happy, healthy life;
8. Wealth & prosperity.
Leather Accessories Using Chinese Knots - Made in Australia
Emperor Qin's Knots
Just as the 4 - leaf clover is kept for good luck in Western culture, so it is in the Chinese culture.
This design mimics a classic Chinese decorative motif of two antique Chinese coins overlapping. The design was once believed by merchants to bring prosperity, if hung over the doorways to their shops.
It is also used to connote longevity.
1. Multiple returns from one investment; and
2. A longing for wealth & prosperity.