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Spectacular Embroidered Bojagi with Ten Symbols

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Spectacular Embroidered Bojagi with Ten Symbols

Rare and Spectacular Embroidered Bojagi Wrapping Cloth. A true masterpiece of Korean embroidery. One panel represents good fortune and the other panel represents long life. The good fortune panel has embroidered peonies with butterflies. These two are commonly paired, because the butterflies symbolize happiness and the peonies symbolize prosperity. The other panel features an embroidered sipjangsaeng, the traditional ten symbols of longevity: Sun, mountains, cranes, bamboo, tortoise, pine tree, water, bullocho, clouds, and deer. In addition, the centerpiece peacock family symbolizes a happy family and peace and prosperity throughout the land. The lotus blossoms are a symbol of purity and rebirth, because the lotus rises above the muck of the pond to show its face to the Sun. 30.5 x 23 inches, 77.5 x 58.5 cm.

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