Carol Wang

California, USA

As a stereotypical computer programmer and nerd, few things are more exciting than when my obsessions cross streams. My main obsession is knot tying which, of course, comes with a side of braiding. When the idea to turn braids into knots required math to select appropriate braids and predict the manner of closure; it was only a short hop, skip, and jump to Klein bottles.

Naiki Braided Klein Knottle
32 x 10 x 10 cm
Nylon crin or horsehair braid

This Klein bottle was created from a kumihimo braid that was converted into a knot with the help of braid theory and permutation groups.