I have received such question recently: Is PIPA Knot some form of wires weave?
Well if you would like to know, here's some reference from great great Wikipedia for your reading pleasure:
Chinese Knots History
Wire Jewelry History
No doubt, there is great wide wire jewelry world out there, but If you ask me is PIPA Knot some form of wires weave, I will still tell you it is otherwise. But then of course, that's just my opinion and it can be safely ignore if you disagree - arguing on things like this doesn't interest me at all. I integrates them both into each other, that's what interest me at the moment.