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« on: December 15, 2003 02:01:48 PM »

My guy friend and I both consider ourselves to be Taoists (http://www.google.com/search?q=what+is+taoism) and I would like to make something for him for Xmas to reflect Taoism.. I can knit, crochet, and sew clothes at an intermediate level. I do not want any of the commercialized yin and yang symbols either.   Any ideas?  I was thinking about incorperating some live bamboo in some way...hmmm!
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2003 02:41:39 PM »

What about using the Tao/Dao symbol in some way?

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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2003 08:23:00 PM »

maybe make some bracletes by taking thin pieces of bamboo and lining them up verticly then connecting them with jump rings. or make a folding screen curtain with the bamboo and adding little symbols and proverbs along the edges?
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2003 02:04:13 AM »

Just a thought, since the I-Ching and Tao can be related:

You could (literally) take a branch from your back yard, cut it into x number of slices, then use a dremel tool, paint or a woodburner to imprint the individual hexagrams. (Forgive me if they aren't hexagrams - the symbols of lines, both broken and unbroken, used for casting an I-Ching reading are what I'm referring to).

Then crochet a pouch to keep them in; whenever life poses a puzzling question (when does it not?), your man-friend can open his pouch and do his own reading...

(My bro's girlfriend and I did something similar, but we used Rune symbols, and I put them in a premade pouch I'd been saving for something special. I'm not so into Runes, but the pouch was going unused, and that was sad.)
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2003 09:03:11 PM »

what about using the infinity sign in some way?
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