Sewing Box (Korea)

Paper sewing box, Korea, c. 1850-1950. Paper sewing box, Korea, c. 1850-1950. Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London, acc. no. FE.19:1-1993.

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London houses a late nineteenth or early twentieth century paper and wood sewing box. Such paper boxes were brightly coloured and decorated with butterflies, bats and/or the t'aeguk mark (the two circled commas that denote the harmony of the universe). These boxes were used to keep needlework tools.

The box measures 11.3 x 41 x 24.5 cm.

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 14 July 2016).


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