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Shoe - Decorative Jogakbo Shoes, 조각보 신발
  • Decorative Jogakbo Shoes, 조각보 신발
    Lee, Chunghie
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Decorative Jogakbo Shoes, 조각보 신발

  • Object:

    Shoe

  • Place of origin:

    Korea (made)

  • Date:

    1992 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lee, Chunghie (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Patchwork silk gauze
    Triple-stitched seaming technique (<i>gekki</i>)

  • Museum number:

    FE.280:1-1995

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

One of two silk gauze shoes made of multi-coloured geometric pieces by Korean fibre artist Chunghie Lee. This shoe is predominantly grey silk gauze pieces with further small areas of patchwork in pink, red, yellow, green and turquoise.

Place of Origin

Korea (made)

Date

1992 (made)

Artist/maker

Lee, Chunghie (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Patchwork silk gauze
Triple-stitched seaming technique (gekki)

Dimensions

Length: 28 cm, Width: 11 cm, Height: 8.5 cm

Object history note

Not designed to be worn, the shoes are meant to reflect the material, style and technique of traditional Korean shoes worn since the Joseon period, especially with its upturned toes (taesashin), the use of stiffened silk gauze (sa and ra) and to illustrate the traditional Korean patchwork construction technique (jogakbo).

Description at accession:

"9 April 1995
Purchased from the artist Chung-Hie Lee.
Grey shoe: 28.5cm (length), 10cm (height)
Red shoe: 28cm (length), 6.5cm (height)

PAIR OF SHOES
Silk gauze patchwork
Korean: b Chung-Hie Lee (Born 1945)
1992

These silk gauze shoes, made of geometric pathcwork pieces, imitate the style of traditional Korean shoes of felt and leather with upturned toes known as t'aesashin worn during the Choson period (1392-1910). Although not designed to be worn, the shoes also illustrate the chogakpo construction technique. This term refers to traditional Korean pathcwork wrpping clothes, which are made from the left-over scraps of material cut into squares, triangles and other geometric shapes and arranged together in mosaic patterns.

One shoe is predominantly grey silk gauze pieces with further small areas of patchwork in pink, red, yellow, green and turqoiuse. The other shoes is mainly red silk gauze with other areas of patchwork in pink, yellow, orange and green.

Chung-Hie Lee is a renowned and highly respected fibre artist.

For a short well-illustrated discussion of traditional Korean shoes, see: Choe Sang-Su: "Chaussures" in Revue Coree vol 17 (1985), pp 61-86."

Descriptive line

Silk gauze shoe with small areas of patchwork, designed by Chunghie Lee, Korea, 1992

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Yang, Sunny. Hanbok-The Art of Korean Clothing. New Jersey: Hollym International Corp, 1997

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Sewing

Categories

Textiles; Footwear; Clothing

Collection

East Asia Collection

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