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Knotting is a tradition found in Chinese communities throughout Asia. It's functionality and symbolism are evocative of the integrity and creativity of this ancient culture where everyday objects are imbued with uncommon beauty.

When a tradition is not preserved - mankind suffers the loss. It is for this reason the Chinese Knotting program was developed and is being made available without charge. It employs the latest 21st century technology to teach an ancient skill, and creates a permanent format for the documentation of numerous Chinese knots that form the basis of traditional design. This is a one-of-a-kind program in which you'll learn from recognized masters of this art form.

Intended for all ages and persons from all cultures, the instructional program provides the basics of Chinese Knotting, and allows users to learn at their own pace. Images are enhanced by video illustrating individual steps to a finished knot. These may be viewed at a standard playing speed or at a slower-motion speed that allows a user to follow along with ease. You may download the program here, or call the Commission at 732.745.4489 and request the instructions on a CD.

The Knotting Program you are about to download requires Real Media Player which may be obtained FREE of charge, by following the pop-up instructions that open the download.

You must be connected to an internet service provider, in order to view the moving images that are part of this program. (Netscape, Internet Explorer or other).

This project has been made possible by efforts of the Asia Society In America (A.S.I.A.), a project of the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission. It was funded by a grant from the Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission/Board of Chosen Freeholders, through funding in part from the NJ State Council on the Arts/Dept of State, a partner Agency of National Endowment for the Arts.

© 2004 County of Middlesex/Cultural & Heritage Commission703 Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901All rights reserved. Any unauthorized copying of the images or contents of this video disk is strictly prohibited.