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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:


  • 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:


  • 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 mainly red silk gauze with other areas of patchwork in pink, yellow, orange and green.

Place of Origin

Korea (made)


1992 (made)


Lee, Chunghie (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Patchwork silk gauze
Triple-stitched seaming technique (gekki)


Length: 29 cm, Depth: 6.5 cm, Width: 10 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).

Descriptive line

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






Textiles; Footwear; Clothing


East Asia Collection

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