I first discovered the Yeonbong whilst looking at Korean Maedeup. The Korean name is translated as “Lotus Bud Knot”, but it is also known by many other names such as the “Diamond Knot”, the “Lanyard Knot”, and as the “Button Knot”. It was, in fact, widely used as a button by means of stitching the cord ends of the completed knot to a garment opposite a button loop of matching cord.

I find it to be a versatile knot and I frequently use it within my clasps & closures and as a form of bail. It does have visual similarities with the Turk’s Head, and Garakji knots but it is usually constructed in a different manner.