Women used tassels to shoes to draw attention to their feet.Most forms of Chinese tassels are integrated models that the up and down are consistent while the left and right has symmetry. In Buddhism a tassel is regarded as being able to understand spirits and exorcise them to avoid any calamity.
Tassels have been widely used around the world, generally as ornaments. However, they have the most interesting history in China and Japan, in that either their color signified rank among the swordsman, or that their bright colors were used to distract the opponent.
We proud to bring you these different kinds of Chinese tassels for your home, office, mobile, or business establishment to usher in good fortune and contentment. We have the Fan Cinnabar Tassel that perfectly denotes joy and feminine beauty with its intricate design of nature; the Longevity Cinnabar Tassel that is bound to bring you and your family a long and healthy life; and, the Dragon Cinnabar Tassel that is sure to enhance prosperity and fortune. The Zodiac Tassel, which is an absolutely rare find, incorporates all the animal symbols of the Chinese zodiac carved in jade. Not to mention the Wooden Lucky Tassels to welcome good luck, and the Red Tassels to enhance the flow of chi in your place.
The Chinese knots on these vermilion tassels are an added value as they express an endless circle of a happy life.
Tassels have been used throughout Chinese history for decorative purpose on clothing and household objects. Chinese tassels have been used at the ends of belts and on Chinese lanterns. Red is an auspicious color in Chinese culture, so often you will find a lot of red tassels. Gold is also a good color and a red tassel with gold floss wrapped around looks so visually pleasing and is a symbol of good fortune.
The Japanese are proud of their military history and they are well known for their swordsmanship. Shin-gunto swords had tassels on the handle or the pommel which depicted rank. Different colors were used for ranks. A blue and brown tassel signified a captain while a red and brown tassel meant a colonel or a major. The rest of the officers had red and gold tassels. NCO shin-gunto swords had knots of different colors.
In different cultures, tassels have been used as symbols of love, protection, status, prayer and decor. In ancient Japan, tassels made from silk braids would hang from a samurai’s word, as a protection when he fought battles.
How to Use Tassels
Various decorative fabrics have tassels as finishing ornaments. A tassel is made of gathered thread tied together and hung from a longer cord. Tassels come in different sizes according to the usage. A tassel is used on the graduate’s mortarboards, it will move from the right to the lef6t to signify one’s graduation to another level of learning. Tassels are also used as staples in graduation ceremonies. They are also used for decorative finishing for home decor and in clothes and accessories. If you have a four poster bed, you can tie a tassel i.e. two large tassels tied at the foot posts to give an elegant look. Tassels can be used as book marks. Try our wooden lucky tassel. Tassels are popularly used to keep the curtains secure on one side of the window. Our red Chinese tassels can keep your curtains from flowing out.
Our tassels are is magnificant colors of red and gold. In Feng shui tassels are used to increase the flow of vital energy, comfort and happiness in an environment. You can also use tassels to decorate your pillow and table linens. Or if you want to give an eye catching gift to your dear one, why not create a gift box with tassels instead of ribbons.
Tassels have multiple uses. Why not try our wide range of Chinese tassels?