University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameYeon (연줄)
Object Number: 16810B
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Korea
Period: Yi Dynasty
Date Made: 19th Century - 1893
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1893
Height: 52cm
Width: 43.5cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Korean Commissioner, World's Columbian Exposition, 1893


Palgwaeyeon (팔괘연) kite or "eight trigram kite". This kite has transverse stripes of pink, blue, yellow, red, light green, drab, and dark green with a black circle, which is known as kkokji (꼭지), at the top center. There is a hole in the middle, which is 8 inches in diameter. It is supported with 4 thin pieces of bamboo struts on the back. There are some tears.


[Book] Culin, R. S. 1958. Games of the Orient. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 10, Fig. 15View Objects cited in this Publication

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