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Korean Traditional Dyed Silk Fibers
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Silk, which has been traditionally dyed with 22 colors including black, brown, purple, green, yellowish green, yellow, pink, etc., has been folded and preserved. The transparent and dappled patterns and colors of this fabric were created after smoothing by beating it on a fulling block. These beautiful features are exclusive to dyed silk fabric.

History of the Object
This is silk manufactured and retailed in Sangju, a region famous for silk. The Son family of Milyang purchased this silk to use for making clothes. This is dyed fibre and it is preserved after smoothing it by beating it on a fulling block and then folding it. Sangju district is famous for Korean silk. This silk is a fabric obtained after a skirt has been hand-washed and then sewn. It is 120 years old.

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Type
Textile 
Materials
Silk 
Measurements
Thickness 0.02 cm, Width 39cm, Length 246cm 
Creator name
Son family of Milyang 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Sangju, Gyeongsangbuk-do province, Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 14th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
14-20th Century; Late Joseon Period 
Function
These are traditional dyed fabrics usually used to make Korean traditional jackets and skirts for women and children.  
Acquisition
This is Sangju silk owned by the Son family of Milyang, Changnyeong, Gyeongnam.  
Copyright
Kim Ji Hee  
Acknowledgements
Museum of Natural Dye Arts  
Owner
Kim Ji Hee/ Museum of Natural Dye Arts 
Museum
Museum of Natural Dye Arts 
Credit line
Museum of Natural Dye Arts  

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