Getting Knotted – It’s a Human Thing

In case you haven’t been following this blog, I like knots.  I crochet and I like to draw Celtic knots.  I have also experimented with the type of knots found in Islamic art.  African - Right Side of a Double-page Illuminated Frontispiece - Walters W5563B - Full PageNow, thanks to a couple of Internet friends, I have found two more styles of knotwork which are very similar to Celtic interlace.  The first – Croatian interlace – evolved on the same continent.Hrvatski pleter  The second – mizuhiki (水引) – evolved in Japan.
Mizuhiki plant
It seems that wherever there are human innovators there are also complex knots.

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Posted on October 18, 2013, in Art, Celtic interlace and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. I never realized how beautiful knots were until I found your blog. How did you get interested in them?

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    • Thanks for the comment. That’s a good question. I don’t really know the answer though, they sort of snuck up on me from behind. 😉 I grew up in Wales so Celtic designs have always been there in the background. I did a lot of sketching as a teenager but I didn’t start trying knotwork until later on.

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  2. I love your last line-profound.

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  3. Thank GOD I do not have to do such Complicated things! But I also Thank God that He has created so much Beauty for me to Enjoy! Even the things made by my Friends! Kudos.

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  4. Wow, love the detail of those mizuhiki leaves! 🙂 💜 Jackie@KWH

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