To most people, the purpose of making a knot is simple: to tie or fasten items together. But in Korea, knots have evolved to a part of clothing and room décor. Korean knot craft is quite different from macramé. Some of the major differences between the two are that while macraméaccessories are often made of cotton and/or leather and in combination of multiple strings, Korean knots are usually made of a single string of silk by using various techniques to give them a three dimensional image.
The art of tying knots has been passed down for four generations in this workshop, making it a great place to experience Korean knot craft. Visitors also get a chance to make bracelets and smartphone strings.
Not really a museum. Just a small house with old ladies doing knots. Items for sale are pricey.
Think my title describes it all. It's a small house up a slope in bukchon. Just walk by to look at the area. Nothing much in the "museum", you'll be done in 5-10 min.
Take off your shoes if you want...
Exhibition of Korean ornamental knots
This small shop is situated in the Bukchon (North) Hanok village area (Bukchon-ro 12-gil) of Seoul. It exhibits the comprehensive range of materials handed down traditionally in Korea. You can see...
A must for the lover of traditional Korean knots
An expensive place but quite interesting. You will get hands-on guidance how to make various traditional Korean knots. My wife became so fascinating of the knots that she even bought a book wanting...
Pleasant, but expensive
The people were welcoming, despite my lack of ability to speak Korean. Many beautiful and interesting knots. However, the classes are simplistic (fun for someone in grade school, perhaps, but too...