Handcrafted Jewelry Box Inlaid with Mother of Pearl Long Life Emblems
This unique handcrafted jewelry box is elegantly decorated with a mother of pearl design of sipjangsaeng, 10 creatures that ancient Koreans, influenced by the Taoist philosophy, believed were created to enjoy eternal youth: sun, stone, water, cloud, pine tree, deer, bulnocho ('herb of eternal youth'), turtle, crane, and mountain. Inspired by the belief in a Taoist utopian world resided by Taoist elders who had found the secret of eternal life, ancient Koreans revealed their dreams of such a world through the 10 creatures.
The structure of this unique jewelry box is conceived from the traditional Korean stationery chest, and offers a pleasant way for storing valuable personal ornaments such as jewelry. The elaborate adornment with the iridescence of intricate mother of pearl designs makes it an impressive item for collection. Read More