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Embroidered Spoon and Chopstick Case filled w/Symbolism

Embroidered Spoon and Chopstick Case filled w/Symbolism


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Fine and Beautifully Embroidered Spoon and Chopstick Case (Sujeohjip) with peonies (symbol of prosperity), butterfly (happiness), bamboo (integrity), pine tree (longevity), and the mythical bullocho longevity plant. The deer and cranes are longevity symbols, and when they are paired like this, they are symbols of eternal love. The spoon symbolizes sustenance and life, so it was appropriate for it to be kept in such a beautiful embroidered case. This wonderful spoon and chopstick case is further adorned with silk tassels and a nice example of Madeup, the Korean art of knotting. The characters on the back translate to "five blessings for one hundred years". It must have been a proud possession of a Korean housewife many years ago. 10 x 4 inches, 25.5 x 10 cm.