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Figure representing a person on a flat backing of white paper. Front view is depicted of the figure which is made of lightly padded cloth to give a three-dimensional effect having each portion made of a separate piece of cloth with painted details. Hands are made of paper. Face is made of white silk. Figure's left hand is holding a flat circular red, green, and yellow fan. Wearing a long black head cloth that has one gold-coloured dot, a dark blue sleeveless robe belted under the arms with red thread, which is over a red robe with multi-coloured striped sleeves, which is over grey trousers, white socks, and low light red shoes. Two pieces of white flannel hemmed with blue-green silk thread with a loop of the same at the top are sewn to the paper backing.

History Of Use

Probably made for sale to European and North Americans, possibly under missionary influence. Figure represents boy from late 19th to early 20th centuries, wearing characteristic national dress with striped sleeves. Brightly coloured silk clothing suggests that he is of the upper class.


Collected by J. H. Morris while he was chief engineer for Seoul Railway, Korea.

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