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  • Seoul launches 15th traditional crafts exhibition

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    Traditional items reflecting the culture and society of ancient Korea are on show at the Namsangol Hanok Village, which Seoul City stresses is the result of its consistent efforts to support the preservation of traditional culture.

    Copies of a sutra – Kim Kyung-mi, A gold-laced precious sword from the Shilla Dynasty – Kim Young-chang

    Seoul City noted that the exhibition, taking place from Nov. 10 to 24, is part of its aim to raise interest and deepen the public’s understanding of traditional Korean culture as it seems to be in danger of becoming detached from the busy lives of modern people.

    The “2010 Support Exhibition for Vanishing Traditional Culture” features about 40 pieces covering 14 categories. Seoul City said the show allows the public to experience the aesthetic taste and beauty of their ancestors through items that showcase the skills of dyeing and weaving, quilted works, royal attire, and traditional paper handicrafts.

    A yellow royal robe – Moon Young-pyo

    This annual exhibition was founded in 1996 with the goal of preserving Korea’s traditions. The city government selected individuals that were actively playing a role in preserving traditional assets to participate. The individuals submitted applications for participation in the annual show, and Seoul City selected the successful applicants through a screening process. The selected applicants are entitled to receive financial support by the government for their effort.

    Visitors can receive a free booklet featuring the collections on show.

    The exhibition is closed on Tuesdays. Opening hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.