Chinese Knotting: The Treasure Knot


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Generalities

I came by the instructions for this particular family of knots from a single book, which is why I have classified them all together, despite there being what seems to be 2 distinct knot groups here. I may at some future date split this page, but until then... Only Ashley's #2463 bears any resemblance to any of this family of knots, so I have named the first one bao (a romanization of the Chinese name of the book in which I first found the instructions), the second type I am having great difficulting in executing (the instructions are quite sparse), but may end up being the treasure knot by default). In any case, it should be named by the time the instructions are completed.

The construction of the double bao knot is symmetrical in nature, so you will only be able to make knots with an even number of ears.


Nomenclature

The Treasure Knot (寶, bǎo, 宝): Double Bao (2), Triple Bao (3), Quadruple Bao (4), etc.
Ashley's: #2463 (Two part Quadruple Bao, Bao4x2)

Similar Knots


How To

Bao 2x: 4. bao 2x4 6. bao 2x6 8. bao 2x8 n10
	bao

General Tips

2x4 Bao

large 2x4 bao The 2x4 bao is the smallest of the double bao knots. See the detailed instructions for construction information.

2x6 Bao

large 2x6 bao As previously mentioned, the construction method is symmetrical, so there are no odd numbered bao knots. The next larger bao knot after 2x4 is the 2x6 bao.

n Bao

large 2x10 baolarge 2x8
	bao Tie the 2x4 bao knot, then tie the 2x6 bao knot. The pattern for making as large a double bao knot as desired (even as large as 12, 14 or more) should become clear.

CLW

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