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A Rare Gold Thread Embroidery Civil Rank Badge

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 513264

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Korean embroidered Civil Rank badge: Choson dynasty, 19th century This is called “Hyoong-Bae” in Korean that is the art of embroidery which is another famous Korean specialty during the Choson dynasty. This is a rare embroidered silk civil rank badge with GOLD thread and embroidered in polychrome silk thread with central pink crowned pair of cranes flying midst clouds, holding in its beaks, branches of “bullocho” fungus, sewn in silk of blue, green, orange, white, black and gold –wrapped thread on a ground of navy blue silk. Measures 8.5”x 7.25”. It is in good condition.