This painting illustrates one of many games played in Korea during the 1800s. Three boys in traditional Korean attire can be seen playing noon-ssa-mae-gi or blind man’s buff (눈싸매기). The boy on the right who is blindfolded is suel-lae (술래), the blind man or the “it” person. Some of the lead white paint has blackened over time. A title for the piece and an artist seal appear at the top right. There are 22 other watercolor paintings in the collection illustrating Korean games and rendered by the same artist, Gisan (기산) of Choryang, Korea.
[Book] Culin, R. S. 1958. Games of the Orient. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg.54, plate XI
[Book] Culin, R. S. 1895. Korean Games, with Notes on the Corresponding Games of China and Japan.
: Page/Fig./Plate: pg.54, plate XI
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