Saturday, August 17, 2019

Trimble China Scholars Learn About Chinese Knots

During the upcoming Fall Break a select group of Sacred Hearts Academy Trimble China Scholars will be participating in a cultural exchange trip to Fujian, China, where they will partner with girls at Fujian Hwa Nan Women's College
Fujian Hwa Nan Women's College & Fuqing Middle School professors Nell Wu and Linda Chen traveled to Hawaii to orient Academy students ahead of the exchange to provide an orientation to the girls on various topics of Chinese culture including the intricacy of Chinese Knotting.
“Chinese knotting is a decorative handicraft art that began as a form of Chinese folk art in the Tang and Song dynasty in China. The technique was later popularized in the Ming dynasty and spread to Japan and Korea.
Chinese knot decorations can often be seen hanging on walls, doors of homes, and as shop decorations to add some festival feel. Usually, these decorations are red in color, which traditional Chinese regards as a color of luck.
-Professor Linda Chen, Fuqing Middle School
Following the presentation the Trimble China Scholars had the opportunity to try their hand at creating decorative Chinese Knots themselves.

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