By John Okeke
The Korean Cultural Centre of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea has called for enrollment on Online video course on how to make Korean knot handicraft.
The Online videos uploaded on KCCN website (ngr.korean-culture.org).
The course which was endorsed by Mr. Lee Jin Su, Director of Korean Cultural Centre Nigeria Embassy of the Republic of Korea will last for six week .
“The online tutorial will last for 6 weeks with a video uploaded for each week. The videos will provide an in-depth teaching of Korean knot-making on some 3 basic Korean knots namely: Beondegi knot (Pupa knot), Dongsimgyul knot (Lover’s knot), Dangcho knot (Creeper knot). In the course of 6 weeks, participants will be able to learn how to use Korean knots to make necklaces, bracelets, create name tags, amongst others,” he said.
He continued,” the Korean knot is a traditional Korean handicraft which is made using one or more threads. Korean knots have unique braiding technique and are tied without the use of tools. In the past, knots were used to carry tools for hunting, communication and records or as a symbol of social status. But later, it became a form of art employed in ornamental creations. There are more than 30 basic types of Korean knots as well as many variations of the basic types.”
“The Korean knots can be used to make various items that include identity tags, key-rings/holders, necklaces, bracelets and other items. They can also serve as decorative elements on items like clothes, pouches, belts and others,” he said.