I met Aaliyah once. I took this picture when she was in Hawai’i and she signed my Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number CD. I remember when Back and Forth came out as a single and I taped the video on my Grandma’s VHS and I brought it to school and made everyone in my English class watch it. I thought she was the prettiest, coolest person I had ever seen. So when I heard she was going to be in my little city, we cut class and waited in line to get her autograph. I was so excited I thought I was going to throw up from anxiety. When I finally got to meet her, she was the sweetest. More gracious and humble than I could have ever imagined. I took this photo almost 20 years ago, I was also lucky enough to see her 3 times in concert, and to this day I still get very heavy hearted when I think about what we lost in her.
Chinese knotting (TC:中國結; SC:中国结;pinyin: Zhōngguó jié) is a decorative handicraft art that began in the Tang and Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) in China. It is used as a decoration for rooms, fans, folding screens, musical instruments etc. and an accessory for clothing (mostly go with jewelries like jades).
Chinese knots are usually lanyard type arrangements where two cords enter from the top of the knot and two cords leave from the bottom. The knots are usually double-layered and symmetrical.
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. Further references to knotting have also been found in literature, poetry and the private letters. In the 18th century, one novel that talked extensively about the art was “Dream of the Red Chamber”. It is mentioned that the knots were used as gifts for relatives and friends, also as a token of love depending on different types of knots.
do you have any links to good tutorials?
I don’t have any video.. But I have these pics showing how to tie 18 types of knots. They might be helpful to you.
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