Bride's robe, Korea

Bride's robe from Korea, 19th century. Bride's robe from Korea, 19th century. Courtesy Cleveland Museum of Art, acc. no. 1918.552.

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, houses a bride's robe from nineteenth century Korea. It is made of silk with silk thread embroidery; the edges are wrapped with paper. It measures 114 x 174 cm.

The backside is decorated with lotuses and egrets along the bottom, and with peonies and birds along the top. On the front of the sleeves there is a phoenix standing on coloured rocks under the peonies. A text on the shoulders reads: "It is the origin of all fortune to get two family names together." 

Cleveland Museum of Art online catalogue (retrieved 6th September 2017).

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