The Butterfly Knot (comprised of an Eternal knot center with double coin knot wings), is one of many symbolizing longevity and love. Lydia Chen provides, in her book "Chinese Knotting" book, a story foundational to the tenets of Taoism as background for this knot:
"One night Chuang Chou dreamt he was a butterfly, flying through the air...unaware of his existence as a man. But when Chuang awoke, much to his surprise, he found he was still a man. Did Chuang dream that he was a butterfly? Or did a butterfly dream it was Chuang? Or do the very concepts 'butterfly' and 'Chuang' create arbitrary divisions in the singularity that gives rise to all things?"
Gold plated brass
Clip-ons OK by request (leave a note on your order)
Length - approx. 30 inches
Width - 2 inches
Weight - 0.1 ounce