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Korean Embroidery with Long Tradition
Pyongyang, March 31 (KCNA) -- Old embroideries handed down in Korea as cultural assets reflect the Korean women's wisdom and resourcefulness.

The embroidery tradition of the country began in ancient times along with the development of the weaving technology.

Korean women embroidered formal and wedding dresses, pillow ends and quilt wrapper with flowers, birds, landscape and animals.

Embroidery became diverse in shape in the periods of Koryo kingdom and Ri Dynasty.

Typical embroidered articles made in Pyongyang in the period of the Ri Dynasty are cap, window curtain and folding screen.

Caps and curtains were embroidered with peony flower, butterfly, bird and letters meaning fortune.

The patterns are still used in embroidery.

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