Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / ROK university releases book on Korean embroidery

ROK university releases book on Korean embroidery

Jun '20
Pic: Shutterstock
Pic: Shutterstock
The Korea National University of Cultural Heritage recently released a book by its traditional arts and crafts professor Sim Yeon-ok and her students titled ‘2,000 Years of Korean Embroidery’, which offers historical analyses on the technical development of the country’s embroidery. The book presents 48 embroidery works spanning ancient and modern periods.

The book describes in detail the stitching techniques, materials, usages and social meanings reflected in the historically meaningful works, according to South Korean media reports.

Established in 2000, the university is run by South Korea’s Cultural Heritage Administration, which said the examined artefacts include several items that were rarely introduced before like the embroidered textile fragments excavated from the Seokam-li historic site in Pyongyang, the tomb of Baekje King Muryeong in Gongju, South Chungcheong Province, and the Mireuksa temple site in Iksan, North Jeolla Province.

Some of the items located overseas that reflect Korean embroidery culture are also introduced in this book.

The book is Sim’s third about Korean textiles. She released ‘5,000 Years of Korean Textiles’ in 2002 and ‘2,000 Years of Korean Textile Design’ in 2006.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)

Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 5th Dec 2020

Pandemic to put massive downward pressure on wages: ILO

Informal workers' wages have witnessed steeper cuts than formal...

Pic: SCA

Textiles | On 5th Dec 2020

SCA releases sustainability targets to be met by 2030

In order to make long term priorities and to ensure sustainable...

Pic: Shutterstock

E-commerce | On 5th Dec 2020

REV subsidiary buys bankrupt Stein Mart for $6.02 mn

US-based Retail Ecommerce Ventures (REV) recently announced that a...

Interviews View All

Smith Vaghasia, Sanado India

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Veronique Lee, Modavanti

Veronique Lee

‘Sustainable fashion is trending upwards, slowly but surely, as people...

Karan Toshniwal, Orange O Tec

Karan Toshniwal
Orange O Tec

Contemporary industry is paying more and more attention to the...

Zafer Demirel,

Zafer Demirel

Turkey's Canlar Mechatronics is a leading designer and manufacturer of...

Manuele Baggini,

Manuele Baggini

Comec Italia Srl is a world leader in the production of printing machines. ...

Vikram Juneja,

Vikram Juneja

Jaquard is a training institute providing a highly specialised training...

Shujaul Rehman, Garware Technical Fibres

Shujaul Rehman
Garware Technical Fibres

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd) is a...

Silke Brand-Kirsch, Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Mohammad Hassan, Biax Fiberfilm

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Anjali Bhaskar, Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar

Anjali Bhaskar has an experience of 12 years in the fashion industry. She...

Silvia Venturini Fendi, Fendi s.r.l

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Igor Chapurin, Chapurin

Igor Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

December 2020

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

Advanced Search