Mizuhiki is a Japanese craft that uses twine made from washi (Japanese-style paper) to create fancy bows and other designs. You could call it a rough analogue of American pipe-cleaner art. Anyone familiar with Japanese culture has probably seen it decorating gift packages or envelopes used for cash gifts given at weddings:
Foreigners who rave about Japanese gift-wrapping techniques often have this stuff in mind.
A turtle and a crane, made as a gift to Crown Princess Masako Owada.
A twine wedding dress.
A dragon (If I am not mistaken, even the smoke is made of twine).