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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1217852 (stock #1062)
Korean Art and Antiques
$6000.00
Rare Antique Korean Embroidered Hwajodo Bird and Flower Screen. 61.5 x 33 inches, 156 x 84 cm.
All Items : Artists : Textiles : Contemporary item #1042455 (stock #0652)
Korean Art and Antiques
$3200.00
Won Ju Seo's work is featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Fiber Art Now. The work offered here is Fragmented Memories by Won Ju Seo. This beautiful work of art was is in the recently-published McGraw-Hill fine arts textbook, Art Talk. Plexiglass box frame: 25 x 23.75 inches, 63.5 x 60.5 cm; Textile: 23 x 22 inches, 58.5 x 56 cm. Hand made with Korean silk, organza, paper, felt. The work of Korean textile artist, Won Ju Seo, is in major museums and prominent collections. She is renowned for her modern approach to the bojagi, the traditional Korean wrapping cloth that has been the subject of many museum exhibitions lately. The superiority of her breath-taking technique is matched by the artistry of her designs and the creative beauty of her palette. The dazzling juxtaposed geometrics are inspired by and pay tribute to the anonymous women who created bojagi for hundreds of years, while the gorgeous colors of Won Ju Seo's palette are unique to her modern creations.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1160493 (stock #0958)
Korean Art and Antiques
$1000.00
Rare and Spectacular Embroidered Bojagi Wrapping Cloth. A true masterpiece of Korean embroidery. One panel represents good fortune and the other panel represents long life. The good fortune panel has embroidered peonies with butterflies. These two are commonly paired, because the butterflies symbolize happiness and the peonies symbolize prosperity. The other panel features an embroidered sipjangsaeng, the traditional ten symbols of longevity: Sun, mountains, cranes, bamboo, tortoise, pine tree, water, bullocho, clouds, and deer. In addition, the centerpiece peacock family symbolizes a happy family and peace and prosperity throughout the land. The lotus blossoms are a symbol of purity and rebirth, because the lotus rises above the muck of the pond to show its face to the Sun. 30.5 x 23 inches, 77.5 x 58.5 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1189908 (stock #1036)
Korean Art and Antiques
$900.00
Rare Antique Korean Doll Couple with exact details in the costumes of that era (late 19th Century). These were used in rituals. This is an exceptional example, with very personal features, such as the woman's swollen cheek bones and pursed lips, and the man's introspective eyes, that go well with their bent postures from many years of living a full life. It is rare to find dolls from this era that are so artistically and beautifully rendered with so much heart-warming emotion. It is equally rare to find a man with an original walking stick. 8.5 inches, 21.5 cm.
All Items : Artists : Textiles : Contemporary item #1042458 (stock #0655)
Korean Art and Antiques
$800.00
Won Ju Seo's work is featured in the Spring 2013 issue of Fiber Art Now, and in the recently-published McGraw-Hill fine arts textbook, Art Talk. The work offered here is Looking Through My Window by Won Ju Seo. 17 x 13 inches, 43 x 33 cm. Hand made with Korean silk, organza, and ramie. The work of Korean textile artist, Won Ju Seo, is in major museums and prominent collections. She is renowned for her modern approach to the bojagi, the traditional Korean wrapping cloth that has been the subject of many museum exhibitions lately. The superiority of her breath-taking technique is matched by the artistry of her designs and the creative beauty of her palette. The dazzling juxtaposed geometrics are inspired by and pay tribute to the anonymous women who created bojagi for hundreds of years, while the gorgeous colors of Won Ju Seo's palette are unique to her modern creations.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1052088 (stock #0675)
Korean Art and Antiques
$650.00
In the 19th Century, the Japanese called Korea 'The Land of Hats' because the Koreans had a hat for every occasion and every position in society. This is likely the only time you will see for sale an antique mourning set (sangbok), both hat and robe. This is another example of how rare Korean antiques are, especially compared to the abundance of antiques from the rest of Asia. The robe is made entirely of hemp. Even a rich man was expected to wear a humble hemp robe when in mourning. The mourning hat (baekrip) here is made of linen and very finely woven bamboo with silk chin straps. It is an exceptional example among the rare existing examples, because most mourning hats are made of hemp, but this one is made of a fine linen and the weaving of the bamboo is especially fine. This hat was worn when one was in mourning for a deceased family member or when the nation was mourning the passing of a king. Mourning hats had to be worn for two years, until the damje, the ceremony during which the mourning clothing is removed, just after the big daesang ceremony that marked the second anniversary of the death. We know these hats and robes from paintings and a few rare museum examples, but this fine set is the only one that is for sale anywhere on the market. Please take a good look at the fourth photo here, the underside of the hat, so you can see how incredibly fine is the weaving of the thinly-sliced bamboo. It would actually cost more to make such a hat today. During the Joseon Dynasty, only stores that were licensed to make mourning hats could sell them. These stores were called baengripjeon. This antique set is being offered here at a price that is much lower than what it would cost to have it made by an artisan in Korea today. Robe: 45h x 25w inches, 114h x 63.5w cm; Hat: 12.25w x 5.5h inches, 31w x 14h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1160480 (stock #0957)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
Rare Korean Antique Child's Embroidered Belt with Sipjangsaeng, the traditional ten symbols of longevity: Sun, mountains, cranes, bamboo, tortoise, pine tree, water, bullocho, clouds, and deer. When the deer, tortoise, and crane are paired, as they are here, they are also a symbol of eternal love. The bamboo is a symbol of integrity and resilience, because it bends in a strong wind and returns to its upright position. The butterfly is a symbol of happiness, and is often paired with the peony flower, an ancient symbol of prosperity. The lotus blossom is a symbol of purity and rebirth, because it rises above the muck of the pond to show its face to the Sun. A beautifully and meticulously embroidered work of art. 16 x 3.5 inches, 40.5 x 9 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1074367 (stock #0728)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
This hat was displayed in an exhibition of antique Korean hats at the Korea Society, and was featured in the New York Times Style section. Fashion designers, such as Carolina Herrera, recognize the beauty and uniqueness of traditional Korean hats and have been using them as part of their ensembles. In the 19th Century, the Japanese called Korea 'The Land of Hats' because the Koreans had a hat for every occasion and every position in society. This rare Mubyeon hat was worn by a court musician who was assigned to the military band of the Joseon Dynasty royal court. It is constructed of many layers of glued paper, and covered with silk cloth. This antique hat is being offered here at a price that is lower than what it would cost to have it made by an artisan in Korea today. 7d x 6w x 5.25h inches, 18d x 15w x 13.5h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1160416 (stock #0956)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
Beautifully Embroidered Korean Antique Lady's Hat Box, with an early 20th Century rendition of the Ten Symbols. The deer, the cranes, the pine tree, the Sun, and the mythical bullocho plant are all symbols of longevity. The chrysanthemum that each crane carries in its beak is a symbol of plenty, because of its many petals. The butterflies are a symbol of happiness. The bamboo is a symbol of integrity and resilience, because in a strong wind, it bends and does not break. The lotus blossoms are symbols of rebirth, because the lotus rises above the muck of the pond to show its face to the Sun. The circular Samsaeg-ui Taeguk symbol in the center is composed of three sections, each of a different color, representing Earth (blue), Humanity (yellow), and Heaven (red). There is also a pair of peacocks atop stylized mountains, symbolizing peace and prosperity, and there are characters for prosperity embroidered in the sides of the box. 7.5 inches (19cm) wide x 4 inches (10cm) tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1074362 (stock #0726)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
This hat was displayed in an exhibition of antique Korean hats at the Korea Society, and was featured in the New York Times Style section. Fashion designers, such as Carolina Herrera, recognize the beauty and uniqueness of traditional Korean hats and have been using them as part of their ensembles. In the 19th Century, the Japanese called Korea 'The Land of Hats' because the Koreans had a hat for every occasion and every position in society. This is a rare Jeongjagwan, Korean Nobleman's Indoor Horsehair Hat for Everyday Use, in the shape of mountain peaks. It was considered indecent to show your bare head, so a gentleman always wore a hat, even when at home. This one is actually two hats in one. There is a horsehair tanggeon (top knot cap) attached under the hat. This antique hat is being offered here at a price that is much lower than what it would cost to have it made by an artisan in Korea today. 10.5 x 7.5 inches, 26.5 x 19 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1074364 (stock #0727)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
This hat was displayed in an exhibition of antique Korean hats at the Korea Society, and was featured in the New York Times Style section. Fashion designers, such as Carolina Herrera, recognize the beauty and uniqueness of traditional Korean hats and have been using them as part of their ensembles. In the 19th Century, the Japanese called Korea 'The Land of Hats' because the Koreans had a hat for every occasion and every position in society. This is an antique Korean White Mourning Hat of Linen and Bamboo (Baek-rip or Paekpo-rip) with Silk Chin Straps, in excellent condition. This hat was worn when one was in mourning for a deceased family member or when the nation was mourning the passing of a king. Mourning hats had to be worn for two years, until the damje, the ceremony during which the mourning hat is removed, just after the big daesang ceremony that marked the second anniversary of the death. We know these hats from paintings and a few rare museum examples. It would actually cost more to make such a hat today. During the Joseon Dynasty, only stores that were licensed to make mourning hats could sell them. These stores were called baengripjeon. This antique hat is being offered here at a price that is much lower than what it would cost to have it made by an artisan in Korea today. 12.75w x 5.5h inches, 32.5 x 14 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #999075 (stock #0505)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
This hat was displayed in an exhibition of antique Korean hats at the Korea Society, and was featured in the New York Times Style section. Fashion designers, such as Carolina Herrera, recognize the beauty and uniqueness of traditional Korean hats and have been using them as part of their ensembles. In the 19th Century, the Japanese called Korea 'The Land of Hats' because the Koreans had a hat for every occasion and every position in society. This is an Antique Korean Military Commander's Hat (Chonrip), a rare and beautiful find. There is a similar example in the Staatliche Museum in Berlin. You can see it in "The Korean Relics in Western Europe" (published by the Korea Foundation) on page 58. The chonrip is constructed by molding horsehair on a mold. It was worn by the army and navy commanders of each province, and by police chiefs, and by the directors of the military training institutes. This antique hat is being offered here at a price that is much lower than what it would cost to have it made by an artisan in Korea today. 12w x 4h inches, 30w x 10h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1028743 (stock #0639)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
This hat was displayed in an exhibition of antique Korean hats at the Korea Society, and was featured in the New York Times Style section. Fashion designers, such as Carolina Herrera, recognize the beauty and uniqueness of traditional Korean hats and have been using them as part of their ensembles. In the 19th Century, the Japanese called Korea 'The Land of Hats' because the Koreans had a hat for every occasion and every position in society. This is a rare Antique Korean Nongak Pungmul Dance Hat made of pig's hair and cotton. This hat was worn by a member of a musical band composed of farmers. A beautiful and rare example of a fine and uniquely Korean hat. You often see modern hats like this, but antique examples are rare. This antique hat is being offered here at a price that is much lower than what it would cost to have it made by an artisan in Korea today. 13w x 3.5h inches, 33w x 9h cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1060870 (stock #0699)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
This hat was displayed in an exhibition of antique Korean hats at the Korea Society, and was featured in the New York Times Style section. Fashion designers, such as Carolina Herrera, recognize the beauty and uniqueness of traditional Korean hats and have been using them as part of their ensembles. In the 19th Century, the Japanese called Korea 'The Land of Hats' because the Koreans had a hat for every occasion and every position in society. This is a rare Confucian Student's Hat (Yugon). Korean scholars didn't often keep the hats that they wore as students, so student hats like this survive in much smaller numbers than the hats that were worn by scholars. This delightful example is made from a fine ramie. It folds up into a small square to fit into the pocket. When it is worn, it takes the shape of the character for 'student' ('xue sheng' in Chinese, 'haksaeng' in Korean). This hat was also worn when taking the civil service examination. A charming piece of Korean academic history. This antique hat is being offered here at a price that is lower than what it would cost to have it made by an artisan in Korea today. 8.5h x 10.25w x 5d inches, 21.5h x 26w x 12.5d cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Textiles : Pre 1837 VR item #1060871 (stock #0700)
Korean Art and Antiques
$500.00
This is the oldest Korean embroidery we have ever found for sale, about 200 years old, from the early 19th Century. Please look especially at the close-up photos to appreciate the very fine technique employed in the details of this marvelous and rare pair. The peonies are a symbol of love and prosperity, and the butterflies are a symbol of happiness. Only very old fabric has such warm colors, and only the old embroiderers would have had the dedication and work ethic required to render such a masterpiece of early Korean embroidery. Each pillow end is 6 inches (15cm) wide.