Peonies and Birds

Lee Sun-huiKorea, 1940s

Sookmyung Women’s University Museum

Sookmyung Women’s University Museum
Seoul, South Korea

In modern age, girl’s schools were established and embroidery course was set up as a compulsory. Based on the traditional skill of embroidery, foreign techniques were mixed together with the western painterly expression style. It was displayed on the Graduation Exhibition of Sookmyung Girl’s Proffessional College; on the jade green cloth were embroidered birds and peonies that represent riches and honors.


  • Title: Peonies and Birds
  • Creator: Lee Sun-hui
  • Date Created: Korea, 1940s
  • Location Created: Rep. of Korea
  • Physical Dimensions: w118.5 x l79.5 ㎝
  • Type: Embroidery
  • Rights: Sookmyung Women's University Museum

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