Decorative Macrame Pendant with Hand Embroidered Carps
This unique pendant is decorated with hand embroidered ornaments and Korean macrame knots. The embroidery design depicts carps, a favorite subject for arts and crafts in Korea and China, carp symbolize the success in life; this representation comes from a Chinese legend in which the fish became a dragon as soon as it arrived at the head of the Yellow River in spring. In Korea, it is also a symbol of filial piety following a folk tale in which a son searches deep mountain valleys in the middle of winter to catch the fish for his aged mother.
This kind of macrame works called Norigae with knots, embroidery and tassels has been used as a customary fashion item worn on the breast tie or the waist of hanbok, the traditional Korean dress. As shown in a picture, it can be used as various modern fashion or home decor items. Read More