Saturday, June 20, 2015

Royal Maedeup

During the Korean Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), artists who were able to form beautiful knots known as Maedeup were highly sought after. Finished pieces comprising of a cord (dahoe), knot (maedeup), tassel (sul), and an ornament would then be used to adorn royal portraits, seals, palanquins, and biers. 
In these photos, we can see the maedeup that adorn the small palanquin designed to carry the gifts for the royal wedding, which is reenacted twice a year.

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