Saturday, 6 December 2008

HOW TO MAKE A MYSTIC KNOT

I am sure you would have seen this type of knot before. It is usually attached to feng shui items and is considered to be very auspicious. Want to learn how to make one? The instructions are below. Try and see if you are capable of coming up with a mystic knot of your own.

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Completed Mystic Knot

Pan-Chang (Mystic Knot) is one of the eight Buddhist treasures. The Pan-Chang Knot is intricate and elegant and has many uses. It can also be combined with other knots for a larger design. It is tightly knotted together and can be used for hanging a heavy ornament.

Materials:
Four rows of Pan-Chang Knot requires 22" of No. 5 string.
You need a length of 60" to work with.
Six rows of Pan-Chang Knot requires 36" of No. 5 string.
You need a length of 84" to work with.
Eight rows of Pan-Chang Knot requires 54" of No. 5 string.
You need a length of 160" work with.

Hints: This knot appears complicated, but follows a regular pattern, as shown in the figures.

Source: http://www.co.middlesex.nj.us/culturalheritage/chineseknotting/panchang.html

1 comment:

ravi said...

Thnak you very much for the valuable Mystic Knot description. I have enjoyed making it and exhibiting it.