Gyubang: exploring the aesthetic value of Korean handicrafts, at Han Collection

Han Collection’s first exhibition of 2018 looks at the arts and crafts of the boudoir:

Gyubang: exploring the aesthetic value of Korean handicrafts

1 March – 5 May 2018
Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | London WC1A 1LH

Gyubang graphic

Han Collection invites you to enjoy and explore, this first exhibition to introduce Korean boudoir craft in London. Gyubang (규방) means “boudoir” in Korean and was the exclusive space for women in Korean traditional houses. During the Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), the conservative doctrine of Confucianism was the prevailing ideology and it completely restricted the outdoor activity of women. Girls were educated the virtue of daughterhood, wifehood, and motherhood, and the society only allows them to take the primary roles designated at home. Under the Confucious social restriction, Gyubang was the only space for women to develop their creativity and artistic talent. This exhibition aims to explore and show such creativity and artistic talents.

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