In the lead up to the Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year, its not uncommon to see Chinoiserie popping up everywhere. I contemplated pouring myself into a cheong sam this year, but decided not to because I knew it’d only ever see the light of day once – on the 1st day of the New Year and thereafter it’d languish at the back of the closet as a “Why on earth did I buy that?” purchase.
Not wanting to be left out of the Chinoiserie race, I picked up instead a necklace with a Chinese mystic knot motif! That’s very Chinese!
I actually spotted this in the Isetan sale newsletter and I somehow identified with it so I HAD to have it. Actually went to join in the madness of an Isetan sale day just to make sure it wasn’t sold out 😛 I don’t do that very often. Its a very simple pendant comprising a metal mystic knot and a sphere of pale jade.