Korea Insights

Patterns & Colors of Dancheong

Patterns & Colors of Dancheong One of the great joys of my life at the moment is a Korean Buddhist painting class which I take every Friday evening. The class is taught in Bukchon, a historic neighborhood of Seoul, full of hanok and close to Gyeongbokgung Palace in the city center. Four other women connected to my school have joined me and our teacher is a graduate of the prestigious Hongik University, recognized as the best design school in South Korea. Once upon a time, only men were permitted to produce dancheong(as this style of painting is known). My teacher’s family lineage can be…

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