Nom de l'objet : bag
Type de l'objet : bag
Catégorie de l'objet : DRESS & ADORNMENT
Sous-catégorie de l'objet : textiles
Matériaux : dye
fibre, silk
metal, gold
Technique de fabrication : couched
Numéro de catalogue : N3.36
Pays d'origine : Korea
Continent d'origine : Asia
Culture : Korean
Secteur géo-culturel : East Asia
Date de fin de production : 1910
Description : A small flat bag made of light blue-green and burgundy silk damask embroidered on both sides. At the top, the light blue-green fabric is joined to a red silk lining with an invisible seam held flat by groups of very fine stitches. Main body of the bag i
Fonctions : Although such bags were used by both men and women, bags with these colours and decorations were used by women. Before western influences reached Korea, clothing did not have pockets, and such bags were used to carry small articles. They were attached to the waist ties of women's skirts (chima) or men's pants ( ). As they hung outside their clothes, they looked colourful and pretty, and their functions were more decorative than practical. They were the only decorations on people's clothing. The decorations were royal prerogatives, although they eventually also became luxury items for high-class people. Kings and queens sometimes presented them to their family members to wish them good fortune and long life, and to exorcise evil influences. After the opening of Korea to the outside world in the late 19th century, they began to disappear from use, as people could then have pockets. Young female students liked to have them even after the modernization of Korea, as their teachers admired them. Bags as elaborate as this one were probably from the palace, or the very high class of society. They might have been given to relatives of the royal family. Such bags were made by court maids, "ja-su-sang-goong" (literally: embroidery court lady). The tiny stitches at the top fixing the outside to the inside are in official style, called "Ne-ttam-sang-chim" (four-times stitched-outer). A person could make only a few of these in her lifetime.
Hauteur : 17.5
Largeur : 14
Profondeur : 2
Unité de mesure linéaire : cm
Sujet ou image : plants
scene, rocks
Signification iconographique : Small flat bag made of light blue-green and burgundy silk damask, embroidered on both sides. At top, the light blue-green fabric is joined to a red silk lining with an invisible seam, held flat by groups of very fine stitches. Main body of bag is shaped like a vertical rectangle, with triangular projections on both sides, created by folding and holding the folds in place with a pink cylindrical cord. The lower edge and triangular projections at the sides of the bag are made of the burgundy silk, which has been appliquéd onto the other fabric. Many motifs are embroidered onto the bag, all heavily outlined in bright gold couching, sometimes with double threads. Motifs include stylized waves and rocks on the burgundy part, with a swastika on each side at the bottom centre. On the pale blue green part there is a stylized Chinese character on each side at the top below which is a fungus-like shape on the back. On the front is a stylized Chinese character, below which are two fungus-like shapes. Below this are two Chinese characters and a fungus-like design coming out of a rainbow-patterned circular form. The pink cord is worked into an elaborate knot ending in four loops and two knotted ends and the front, and is knotted forming double loops on the back.
Département : Museum of Anthropology
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Ville de l'établissement : Vancouver
Province de l'établissement : British Columbia
Enregistrement de l'institution : Fiche complète provenant du site du musée

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