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  • Place of origin:

    Korea (made)

  • Date:

    1992 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lee, Chunghie (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Patchwork silk gauze

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The jacket and its accompanying trousers form an outfit tailored in typical Korean style by the textile artist Chunghie Lee. Geometric patchwork forms the sleeves and trouser legs, while the jacket front is of figured silk gauze. The curved shape of the sleeves, short length of the body and plain collar all derive from pre-modern dress in Korea. Chunghie Lee, a graduate of Hong Ik University in Seoul, made this ensemble around 1993.

Physical description

Woman's jacket made from turquoise-green silk with the right front side made of a figured silk decorated with roundels enclosing crane motifs. The right sleeve is made of patchwork in pale pink, yellow, green and orange, while the left sleeve is partly patchwork, with the rest in a plain green fabric

This jacket and the accompanying trousers (FE.281:2-1995), are made in a patchwork technique which is typcially employed in the creation of traditional Korean wrapping cloths (jogakbo). It follows the traditional cut of Korean jackets (jeogori).

Place of Origin

Korea (made)


1992 (made)


Lee, Chunghie (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Patchwork silk gauze


Width: 1500 mm across sleeves, Height: 425 mm

Object history note

Part of a trouser and jacket outfit FE.281:1, 2-1995.

Descriptive line

Silk gauze patchwork jacket designed by Chunghie Lee, Korea, 1992




Textiles; Women's clothes; Fashion; Interiors; Household objects; Shekou; Values of Design; Design Society


East Asia Collection

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