Gourd Bottle

unknownRepublic of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea
Seoul, South Korea

Horobyeong, or calabash bottle, is a container for liquor or medicine, and is also called horibyeong. It is made by hollowing out a calabash, which has a round body with a slim waist. A twisted string is tied up at the waist and linked to a horn nib used to insert into the mouth of the bottle as a stopper. The exterior of the bottle has been lacquered in a reddish-brown color.


  • Title: Gourd Bottle
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Republic of Korea
  • Location: 한국
  • Physical Dimensions: Height 13 Mouth diameter 1 Base diameter 6
  • Type: Eating/Tableware/Food/Bottle
  • Medium: Seed/Fruit

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