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Set of Four Framed Korean Jakhodo Tiger and Magpie Folk Painting

$ 12,000
  • Description
    A set of four Korean Folk Art painting watercolor on silk mounted with brocade border and framed. The watercolor was likely dated from late 19th century to the turn of the 20th century, toward the end of Josen Dynasty. The work depicts a "Jakhodo" theme (Tiger and Magpie theme; The letter “jak” means magpie; “ho” means tiger; and “do” means painting), one of the most popular motifs in Korean art, from folk paintings to ceramics. In Korean culture, tiger symbolizes a spirited power to ward off evils while the magpies are the harbingers of good news. The tiger was often given a somewhat comical instead of fierce facial expression looking up to the magpies perching on the pine branches.
    Traditionally, folky minhwa paintings of this theme is displayed, often pasted on the front door or hanging on a prominent wall in the house, during the first month of the lunar calendar. It is believed that it can ward off the evil and harm for the family and ensure a safe and prosperous year ahead.
    Individual piece be purchased at 3600.
    Reference: Korean Art Folk Painting by Yekyong, page212-235.
    Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty 1392-1910, page 199-201.
  • More Information
    Period: 1900-1919
    Materials: watercolor on silk, wood frame
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Present nicely. Minor spotty discoloration as shown. Minor wear on the frame. Not examined out of the frame.
    Creation Date: 1890s-1910s
    Styles / Movements: Asian Art, Folk Art
    Incollect Reference #: 509903
  • Dimensions
    W. 21 in; H. 21 in; D. 1 in;
    W. 53.34 cm; H. 53.34 cm; D. 2.54 cm;
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