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A Very Rare Hand Carrying Paper Lantern(Jo-Jok Dyung)

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Folk Art: Pre 1800: Item # 541876

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A Very Rare Hand Carrying Paper Lantern(Jo-Jok Dyung); Korean, Choson Dynasty, 19th Century It is a very rare and an unusual hand carrying lantern for using women in Choson dynasty, it is made with a bamboo frame work covered with black colored and thick oiled paper decorated with eight trigrams and eight floral head, geometric medallion designs(Auspicious Ideograph) in high relief technique on the body, Inside, the candle is supported by a revolving clamp that allows the candle to remain upright, irrespective of the direction the lantern swings, the wood handle applied with lacquer. It is in good condition with just minor damages related with old age. It measures 14" long and 8" d. *** This type of hand carrying oiled paper lantern published only a collection of the Peabody Museum of Salem in Massachusetts from outside Korea.