Chinese Rope Art

The five flowers tie with single stranded rope - basic form examples.


The following examples demonstrate how to construct the basic form of the five flowers tie using single stranded rope.  While perhaps less visually appealing than using double stranded rope, working with a single strand is often easier and less bulky.  For this reason, using thicker diameter rope (e.g., 8mm) can be attractive and quite functional.  Flat ribbon-like binding material up to an inch wide can also be used very effectively.  These two examples differ in how the wrists are tied and in how the rope loop at the back of the neck is created.  Much information is repeated in both examples so that either could stand alone. 

The length of rope required will vary based on the size of your subject, the number of spiral wraps, and cinching options, but in general, a 25 ft/8m rope for a single stranded tie should be sufficient.

example 1

example 2

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