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Rare Pair of Korean Wood Figures, Kkokdu, Mokim

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Folk Art: Pre 1910: Item # 1359004

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This heartwarming work of Korean folk art, is a pair of painted wood-carved people (called mokin, or kkokdu) that adorned a funeral sedan and brought comfort to the mourners. This pair of female attendants were a symbol of caregiving, blessing and protection. They are normally removed from the funeral bier and set afire after the funeral, so they are rare. Fortunately, this beautiful pair was spared the funeral pyre, and was set aside as a lucky pair of talismans. They will bring grace, beauty, and love to an appreciative home. 12.5 inches, 32 cm.