from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A design or pattern of interlocking or overlapping geometric shapes resembling a knot
- n. Work involving the tying of knots.
- n. An object composed of or using knots.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ornamental arrangement of cords knotted together, as in some kinds of fringe, in the cordons of a cardinal's hat, or represented in carving, painting, etc.
- n. A kind of fancy-work made of thread, yarn, etc., by tying knots. It is usually finished with a crocheted edge.
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Our law owes a lot to the Romans, but our culture is tied up in knotwork.
Next week I'll have a go at the Celtic knotwork which is always good, dangerous fun!
The most unusual one features the knotwork of Chris Letsche, who turns nautical rope into brooches and $3 napkin rings.
In the manuscript tradition as well do we find some other distinctive aspects to first millenium Irish art, with the use of interweaving knotwork and what perhaps some might consider an iconographic like portrayal of figures.
Intricate patterns had been shaved into their fur like Celtic knotwork or henna tattoos.
Rather than needlework, I have taught my daughters knotwork.
The painting, the font (s), and the knotwork ring all work really well together.
The film's style inventively mirrors the Book of Kells's flat perspective circa 800 A.D., as well as its eye-popping natural tints and hypnotic sense of ornate design and Celtic knotwork.
Blue-inked tattoos rippled along his shoulders and down to his biceps, swirled across his chest and belly in Celtic designs; detailed knotwork looped underneath his hard pecs around to his back; shamrocks, spirals, and fanciful animals cavorted on his flesh.
There's almost a knotwork like pattern in there somewhere in those tangents.