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Oldest Korean Embroidery, Fine Peonies and Butterflies

Oldest Korean Embroidery, Fine Peonies and Butterflies

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Textiles: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1060871

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This is the oldest Korean embroidery we have ever found for sale, about 200 years old, from the early 19th Century. Please look especially at the close-up photos to appreciate the very fine technique employed in the details of this marvelous and rare pair. The peonies are a symbol of love and prosperity, and the butterflies are a symbol of happiness. Only very old fabric has such warm colors, and only the old embroiderers would have had the dedication and work ethic required to render such a masterpiece of early Korean embroidery. Each pillow end is 6 inches (15cm) wide.