red silk panel with dark gray fringe at bottom; brightly embroidered with images of flying cranes facing each other in grid like pattern; floral and ring patterns in borders

Decorative hanging panel of an official’s robe, 19th century

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This embroidered silk textile is an example of a decorative panel, called a husu, that would have decorated the back of an official’s courtly or ceremonial garb. The motif and materials of husu were differentiated based on the official’s position and rank. This late Joseon example featuring four pairs of facing cranes, in blue, yellow, and white, would have been reserved for a civil official. Husu were used from the end of the Goryeo period through the Joseon period.

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Decorative hanging panel of an official’s robe
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Accession Number
2015.79.521
Catalogue Raisonne
Murase, Art through a Lifetime, no. 946
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red silk panel with dark gray fringe at bottom; brightly embroidered with images of flying cranes facing each other in grid like pattern; floral and ring patterns in borders