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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