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  • 2017.4.13
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    HongYeomjang was a master craftsman who used red flowers to make red flowers, and 10 people each belonged to Sangwon and Jeyonggam during the Joseon Dynasty.

    Red was the color that symbolized royal authority during the Joseon Dynasty. The red-colored official uniform could only be worn by the crown prince and above, and the darkest color of the red color was the best color of Joseon, which was mainly used by the royal family, only after eight or more repetitions.

    On April 13, 2017 gimgyeongyeol been recognition of activity as a holding.

    ※For more information on the above cultural assets, please contact the Seoul Metropolitan Government Department of Historical and Cultural Heritage (☎02-2133-2616).
  • 2001.6.27
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    Yeomjang is the term for a craftsman who makes blinds out of various materials such as reeds and hemp stalks, especially bamboo.

    Blinds were necessary for life in Korean traditional houses called hanok. They were used in summer to block the strong sunlight and keep the people inside cool; they also served to prevent people from looking inside. They were made in various sizes, ranging from small ones to block palanquin doors and large ones to cover doorways.

    Bamboo blinds in particular took a lot of time and effort to make, so much so that the hands were said to have had to accomplish 10,000 steps. In Korea, blinds had been used since the Three Kingdoms Period; with the gradual disappearance of hanok, however, they had fallen out of use, with demand rapidly declining from the 1970s. As a result, there are few people left who make them.

    Today, blinds are made only in a few places such as Damyang in Jeollanam-do Province and Tongyeong in Gyeongsangnam-do Province.

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