Traditional Korean Women's Craft Arts
Pouches were used by men and women of all ages, regardless of their class. Pouches were made of silk or cotton. Knots were made in the shape of a butterfly, bee, dragonfly or plum, and the main pattern was a symbol of wealth or a symbol of longevity. The peony design symbolizes wealth with its abundant and splendid beauty.
In the hwagak technique, ox horn is flattened to create paper-thin sheet. Ruler with ox-horn decoration (hwagak) is a sewing tool that women can appreciate, with its beautiful appearance created by the graduations marked in patterns. Hwagak in splendid color tones are seen on both sides of the ruler.
This is the work by Prof. Jeong Myeong-ja of Sookmyung Women's Collage. She produced this graduation work when she graduated from school in Tokyo, Japan in 1931(師範科 刺繡部 二年). This collection of 120 kinds of embroidery patterns shows the basic pattern of the 1930s, exhibiting the examples of modern Korean embroidery.
Chief Editor│Hong, Kyoung-A, Jung, Hyeran
Assistant│Park, Hyekyung, Kim, Nahyun, Kim, Songrim, Lee, Hyewon
Visual Editor│Kim, Nahyun
Photography│Han, Jungyoup(Han Studio), Seo, Heonkang