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Insignia of civil official, embroidered with double cranes in couched gold threads

UnknownKorea, Joseon Dynasty, 1815~1848

Sookmyung Women’s University Museum

Sookmyung Women’s University Museum

During the King Gojong period, insignias for high-ranking officials had double cranes, while low-ranking officials wore single-crane insignias. Worn by King Gojong's uncle Heungwan-gun, this one show the harmonious arrangement of clouds, double cranes, rocks and grass. The whole insignia us embroidered in couched gold threads, but the heads of cranes are embroidered in red seed stitches.
Designated as Important Folklore Material No. 121

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  • Title: Insignia of civil official, embroidered with double cranes in couched gold threads
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Korea, Joseon Dynasty, 1815~1848
  • Physical Dimensions: w21.7 x h24.5 cm
  • Type: embroidery
  • Rights: Sookmyung Women's University Museum
  • Medium: silk

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