# Knot question

I have a tech question. First, thank you to all who share their
knowledge, wisdom, tricks and humor. I LOVE this group!! Second, I
have a commission for a chainmail medicine bag - customer has
specified the enclosure to be a Chinese drawstring where one string
opens the bag, the other closes it. Ideas? I’m stumped how to even
search for this onlin= e. Not sure what knot or closure to look for.
Medicine bag is 10K 24G soldered if that matters for visualizing.
thanks for any thoughts you have on this!!

I posted this same post on Metalsmith Coffee House on Facebook - will
let you know what I learn.

Sam Kaffine
Sterling Bliss, llc

``````Chinese drawstring where one string opens the bag, the other
closes it. Ideas?
``````

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``````Chinese drawstring where one string opens the bag, the other
closes it. Ideas?
``````

I don’t know what it’s officially called, but I know the bags. It is
a normal drawstring bag, but orthogonal to the normal drawstrings are
another set of strings that are fixed to the side of the bag, sewn to
look like drawstrings but usually with a different colour tassel on
the ends so that you can tell which ones you are looking at. Since
they are attached to the bag and not through the drawstring channel,
when you pull on them, you are pulling the bag open. One set of
strings open the bag, and one set of strings close the bag.

Carol Wang

Sam - that is what we used to call a Chinese Puzzle bag. I have seen
them in magic shops but a very long time ago now.

Barbara

``````customer has specified the enclosure to be a Chinese drawstring
where one string opens the bag, the other closes it.
``````

Sam, maybe they mean this:

Lorraine

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who responded to my question. I’ve got
it, and Ihave NO idea how I would have gotten there w/o you. (Ever
try googling "Knot which opens w/ one string and closes w/ another?)
Ganoksin ROCKS!!

Sam Kaffine
Sterling Bliss, llc