Rare Antique Child's Embroidered Belt with Ten Symbols
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Textiles: Pre 1900: item # 1160480
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|Rare Korean Antique Child's Embroidered Belt with Ten Symbols of Good Fortune. The pine tree, the Sun, the deer, the cranes, the tortoises, and the mythical bullocho plant are all symbols of longevity. When the deer, tortoise, and crane are paired, as they are here, they are also a symbol of eternal love. The bamboo is a symbol of integrity and resilience, because it bends in a strong wind and returns to its upright position. The butterfly is a symbol of happiness, and is often paired with the peony flower, an ancient symbol of prosperity. The lotus blossom is a symbol of purity and rebirth, because it rises above the muck of the pond to show its face to the Sun. A beautifully and meticulously embroidered work of art. 16 x 3.5 inches, 40.5 x 9 cm.|