Current Location:
Shelf C4 (CS1) -> Box 240
Location Notes:
IDC; Compressed Shelving Unit 1; Section C; Shelf C4; Box 240

Chinese Knot Hanging

Artwork
Identifier:
2018.64.1
Artist:
Artist Unknown
Credit:
Gift of Anne Hiskes
Medium:
Mixed Media
Date:
circa 2015
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 48" Width: 19"
Description:
Hanging made mainly from red string knotted in areas, loose in tassel form in other. Yellow Chinese symbol at the top meaning "Happiness". Hanging from the bottom is a heart shaped knot design with googley eyes.
Historical Context:
Chinese knot is a unique folk art of knitting silk string. Chinese knot started in ancient China, rose in use during the Tang and Song dynasties, and became an artform during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Today they are often given as gifts. This Chinese knot was presented to Anne Hiskes by Dr.Dayu Lio, a professor from Hunan University of Science and Technology while visiting GVSU's campus. The inner gold symbol is spelled "fu", pronounced as "foo", meaning "happiness."