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This knot’s name is derived from its similarity to the appearance of a Buddhist temple crowned by a stupa (or spiritual monument). A simple extension of the Box Knot, when tied it takes on a unique appearance that we feel surpasses the beauty of its derivation. Still, like the Box Knot, it makes a visually impressive addition to a chest harness or many other creative applications.
Rope length: Any length
Rope diameter: Any diameter
Start with two rope ends dangling side by side.
Cross the left rope over the right rope.
Fold the left-hand rope up, over and across the top of the loop created.
Weave the right-hand rope under the right side of the loop, over the middle rope, and under the left side of the loop.
Now tuck the left and right working ends over and through, then under and through, the left and right bottom loops. At this point, you’ve created a Box Knot.
Once again, cross the left rope over the right rope.
Tuck the right-hand rope under and through the lowest loop of the Box Knot.
Make sure to pass your working end between the diagonal rope and the outer right edge of the Box Knot’s lowest loop.
Repeat Steps 7 and 8 using the left-hand rope, but this time, tuck the rope over and through the lowest loop.
Adjust the knot…
until it takes on the sacred appearance of the Temple Knot.