Knot craft is one of China's ancient folk arts. Using colorful
silk threads, they are beautiful plaited ornaments node in various
kinds of auspicious patterns.
This handicraft was known as far back as during the Zhou
Dynasty(1046-256B.C) to produce decorations, and the tradition
continued to be popular throughout Chinese history. Nowadays, knots
are widely used as ornaments for clothing and decorations in
houses. They are even used in modern visual designs. For instance,
the logo for Beijing's bid to host the 2008 Olympics was based on a
traditional knot craft design.
(China.org.cn September 11, 2007)