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The Black Crow

"The crow is black, but the snowy heron should not laugh.
Do those with a black exterior seem black inside to you as well?
Perhaps it is you alone, who is white outside but black within."

Mok-un (pen-name), Yi-saek [1328~1396]

Written in traditional Korean characters (Hangul), this famous (Si-jo) poem by one of Korea's great, historical poets warns of the need for humility. This wall hanging is hand-written ink on silk paper and is mounted on a gold, patterned, cloth background. Wall hangings feature a cord at the top for hanging, and a wood dowel at the bottom. Style JT005

Size: (H)56.75" x 17.3"
(144 x 44cm)

Price: $75.00

The Black Crow

The Korean alphabet (called "Hangul" in Korean) was developed by a team of scholars under King Se-jong (1397-1450) of the Yi Dynasty and is the most recently invented and most scientifically designed alphabet in the world. "Hangul" has only 21 vowel/vowel combinations and 19 consonants, 5 of which are the same symbol repeated twice and 5 of them are simply a consonant with the addition of an accent mark. That makes a total of only 30 basic character shapes which is comparable to the English alphabet.