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Sujeohjip (Pouch for Spoon)
BONA_E039
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Embroidery was a comforting handiwork, which traditional Korean women enjoyed daily. We are drawn to this beautiful artifact which expresses an unpretentious way of living.

History of the Object
Pouches for spoons are usually decorated with auspicious symbols such as the Ten Longevity Symbols, lotus blossom, peony blossom, longevity and luck, wealth, and fertility motives along with text motives on the rear side wishing good fortune. The motives are related to spoons which symbolize life.

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Type
Textile 
Materials
Silk cloth 
Measurements
Width 11 cm. Length 31 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Seoul, Republic of Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century ; Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) 
Function
A pouch for spoon 
Acquisition
Purchased in Seoul in 1980s 
Copyright
Bona Museum 
Acknowledgements
Bonamuseum Collection, Traditional Korean Lady's Handworks, Graphicnet, Seoul, 2007 
Owner
Bona Museum 
Museum
Bona Museum 
Credit line
Bona Museum 

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