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Myungjusupojagi (Embroidered Wrapping Cloth of Silk)
BONA_E084
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The lucid brightness of the traditional five color threads in fine stitches brought brilliance to the whole.

History of the Object
A supojagi was used to wrap gifts during wedding ceremonies and symbolizes good fortune. Typically satin fabric was threaded with cotton lining inside. Trees and birds such as cranes, phoenixes, peacocks were favorite motives. Additional motives were butterflies, bushes or insects, meant to decorate the main motives.

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Type
Textile 
Materials
Silk cloth 
Measurements
Width 30 cm. Length 30 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
‘褓(po)’ is pojagi, a wrapping cloth used to deliver objects during ceremonial acts showing respect to others and also used to both protect and decorate items inside. 
Acquisition
Purchased in Seoul in 1990s 
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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