NIGHT 396 – THE STORY OF THE CALIPH UMAR IBN AL KHATTAB AND THE YOUNG BEDOUIN

Carpet Pages III: Pixels
26 Oct – 25 Nov 2020
Opening 1 – 29.10.20, 6-9pm GMT Free tickets here:
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Thinking about deserts of the mind and the sands of time with this show @carpetpages https://www.carpetpages.com

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NIGHT 395 – THE STORY OF THE CALIPH UMAR IBN AL KHATTAB AND THE YOUNG BEDOUIN

Carpet Pages III: Pixels
26 Oct – 25 Nov 2020
Opening 1 – 29.10.20, 6-9pm GMT Free tickets here:
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Show: https://www.carpetpages.com
My knots: I initially thought that the material I’m using, nylon cord rattail, was pronounced ‘rattye’, the ‘tye’ rhyming with ‘tyre’, as if it were a French word, ‘c’est le rattail, non?’. It’s not! It’s actually pronounced as rat-tail, the tail of a rat, as in English – and the only reason I twigged this at last was during the process of actual knotting and touching the cord lots… hmmm…it really feels smooth and ever so slightly glistening ‘wet’, almost like a mouse or rat’s tail….ohhhhhh! Da-da!

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NIGHT 394 – THE STORY OF THE PIOUS JEWISH WOMAN AND THE TWO EVIL OLD MEN AND THE STORY OF JAFAR THE BARMECIDE AND THE OLD BEDOUIN

Carpet Pages III: Pixels
26 Oct – 25 Nov 2020

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NIGHT 393 – THE STORY OF THE SONS OF YAHYA IBN KHALID AND SAID IBN SALIM AL BAHILI AND THE STORY OF THE TRICK PLAYED BY A WIFE ON HER HUSBAND

Carpet Pages III: Carpet Pages III: Pixels
26 Oct – 25 Nov 2020
Pixels

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Knot notes
I Ching trigrams (Yi Jing) commentary by Zhou Yi – oldest Chinese classical text – “in prehistoric times, events were recorded by tying knots; in later ages, books were used for this.” Han scholar Zhen Suen (2nd century CE) said in his book Yi Zu: “Big events were recorded with complicated knots, and small events, simple knots”.
In Peru also: Qui Pu system of knots where 10 = single knot, 20 = double knot and 100 = multiple knots
Prehistoric knots. Around 100CE the Shuowen Jiezi defines ‘knot’ as the joining of two cords.
Chinese knotting almost died out forever but was luckily rescued in the 70s by a handful of people; now it’s a flourishing craft again

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NIGHT 392 – THE STORY OF YAHYA IBN KHALID THE BARMECIDE AND THE POOR MAN AND THE STORY OF MUHAMMAD AL AMIN AND JAFAR IBN MUSA AL HADI

CARPET PAGES III: PIXELS
Online show https://www.carpetpages.com 26.10.20 – 25.11.20

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29.10.20, 6-9pm GMT
3.11.20, 6-9pm GMT
25.11.20, 6-9pm GMT

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NIGHT 391 – THE STORY OF CHOSROE, SHIRIN AND THE FISHERMAN

Knots all knotted up like a knot nest ready for framing for Carpet Pages III: Pixels

26 Oct – 25 Nov 2020

Double Coin knot = Western Han Period (206 BCE-CE)
Flat knot; Button knot = Han Dynasty (206 BCE-CE 220)
Good luck knot or Tassel knot = Northern Zhou Period (CE 557-588)
Buddha knot or Virtue knot = Sui Dynasty (581-618)
Cross knot; Double Connection knot; Round Brocade knot = Tang Dynasty (618-906)
Cloverleaf or Flower knot = Song Dynasty (960-1279)
Pan Chang knot = Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
Plafond (ceiling) knot = Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
And some modern knots

There are likely more; these are the main ‘famous’ ones included in this piece.

Love to know the other names of these knots from different cultures – please share if you know the names? Or if you know any sailors? Or if you are a sailor? 😉

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NIGHT 390 – THE STORY OF ANUSHIRWAN AND THE PEASANT GIRL AND THE STORY OF THE WATER CARRIER AND THE GOLDSMITH’S WIFE

Carpet Pages III: Pixels

26 Oct – 25 Nov 2020

The 104 days of lockdown is also a journey through the history and geography of knots and knotting. I’ve included knots from the earliest Chinese dynasties, knots from the Islamic world and Celtic knots – there are quite a few overlaps as different cultures call the same knots by other names, eg a Celtic square knot was also called a Hercules knot by ancient Egyptians and Greeks. Or the Chinese double coin = western Josephine = also macramé knot = sailors know it as the ‘Carrick bend’. ‘Josephine’ comes from Napoleon Bonaparte’s empress but the ancient Celts knew about it long before.

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NIGHT 389 – THE STORY OF ABU YUSUF AND THE LADY ZUBAIDA AND THE STORY OF THE CALIPH AL HAKIM AND THE MERCHANT

On knots, poet Meng Jiao (Tang Dynasty) wrote:
One knot after another
Knotting true and deep love
Upon my love’s departure
I make a thousand knots on his sleeve
I swear to wait faithfully
Hope these knots will prompt him to come home early
But what’s the use of tying knots on his garment?
It is better to knot our hearts together
We knot our hearts in whatever we do
We knot our hearts for eternity

Carpet Pages III: Pixels

26 Oct – 25 Nov 2020

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NIGHT 388 – THE STORY OF THE MILLER AND HIS WIFE AND THE STORY OF THE FOOL AND THE KNAVE

中 zhong middle 🀄️Chinese character
Doing my favourite button knots for my own art, for my forthcoming Carpet Pages III: Pixels show, sharing it with kid. Threading practice ‘through’ the ‘middle’ or centre of the knot made it look like 中 .

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26 Oct – 25 Nov 2020

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NIGHT 387 – THE STORY OF MUSAB IBN AL ZAHIR AND AISHA IBN TALHA AND THE STORY OF ABUL ASWAD AND HIS SLAVE GIRL AND THE STORY OF HARUN AL RASHID AND THE TWO SLAVE GIRLS AND THE STORY OF HARUN AL RASHID AND THE 3 SILVER COINS

Carpet Pages III: Pixels

26 Oct – 25 Nov 2020

Plafond (ceiling) knot, named after the designs found on the ceilings of temples

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