The embroidery is believed to have originated in prehistoric times, when humans sewed and woven animal fur or the bark and leaves of plants in primitive sewing machines and dressed them up. As human life gradually became more civilized, we introduced decorations or embroidery for the purpose of class marking on clothing and textile products. Therefore, embroidery is developed into a formative art that adorn the surface of fabric and forms its own style according to the living environment, customs and creed of each people. South Korea's embroidery also has a long history, and has expressed the country's aesthetic characteristics as the times change. The embroidery, along with weaving and varnish, has cultivated beauty with delicate workmanship throughout its daily life, and has blossomed the sentiments of the people.
Embroidery is a form of sculpture that is made by embroidered patterns on a blank cloth with various colored threads. The origin of embroidery was confirmed in records from the Three Kingdoms Period, and during the Goryeo Dynasty, it was so popular that it was even embroidered on the clothing of ordinary people. During the Joseon Dynasty, the royal court was divided into Goongsoo(宮繡 : embroidery made by Suvangnain in the royal court) and minsu (民繡 : embroidery made by the private sector) and developed with distinct characteristics. Korea's old embroidery is not strong in color, nor is it bound by detailed description, but has used bold omissions as needed. It is a silhouette that can be controlled step back, not a shortsighted view, and is judged by its soft lines.
We embroidered camellias and plum blossoms in a pocket that resembles the barae of a hanbok. The camellia and the plum are the flowers we are familiar with and are very beautiful. Camellias and plum blossoms, which are embroidered with the life of our ancestors, stand out from the white fabric. A modern reinterpretation of the beauty of tradition allowed the beauty of the past to continue to the present.
The Saseon Bo is a simple pocket which is folded down four corners of the cloth with button. It is light and strong by adding close-knit quilts to a square of cloth. It is also flat and easy to store. It can be used for various purposes. The knot made of multi-color thread adds a Korean touch of beauty.
This product was produced in collaboration project between Jung-suk Yoon who completed the National Intangible Cultural Property training course No. 80 Jasujang and Auroi's designer Kisang Gio.
Quilted cloth, Silk thread
235 x 125 x 12 / 295 x 155 x 12
No. 80 Intangible Cultural Property of Embroidery (Jasujang)