A gift book for anyone interested in Asian arts and crafts, and a colourful historical and cultural primer on Korea, illustrated with over 150 full-colour photographs. Items described include objects such as totems, hairpins, crock pots, temple bells, scissors and gravestones. By exploring the hidden world of Korean objects, the reader should begin to understand the Korean mind and the country's history and culture.
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