unknownRepublic of Korea/Joseon Dynasty

National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea

Chimichu, also referred to as jangmokbi, is a duster. It is used to clear away dust from goods and furniture and to sweep a room. It was suitable for clearing dust accumulated at places beyond reach by hand. Most dusters were made by gathering and tying together pheasant feathers. Feathers are placed into a net and tied together before being attached to a handle, and the handle was carved into the shape of number 8 with notches. Since bird feathers are light and aesthetically pleasing, the duster also served as decoration when hung up on the wall.

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  • Title: Duster
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Republic of Korea/Joseon Dynasty
  • Location: 한국
  • Physical Dimensions: Length 74.5 Handle length/shaft length 31
  • Type: Housing/Daily Supplies/Family Heirloom Item/Sanitary Appliances/Duster
  • Medium: Skin and hair/Pheasant feather