한국의 문화유산 / 01
Korean Cultural Heritage /01
#골무 (Thimble) 바늘로 인해 손가락에 상처가 생기는 것을 방지하기 위한 것이다. 오른손 중지 끝에 끼는 반지 모양의 골무도 포함된다. 중국에서는 약 4,500년 전부터 명주가 생산되어 바느질에 필요한 현재의 1/4 가량의 짧은 바늘이 생겨났는데, 이 바늘을 사용하기 위해 골무가 발명되었다. 우리나라에서는 BC1세기에 낙랑에서 사용했음이 고분에서 발견된 골무로 밝혀졌다. 골무는 시대의 발전 속에서 초기의 실용성에 더하여 재질, 마감 등에 고급스러움이 추구되었다. 이에 골무는 근대기 여성을 위한 선물용으로 애용되었다. 사진 속의 골무는 서울특별시 성북구 성북동에 위치한 ‘우리옛돌박물관’에 소장되어 있는 조선시대의 자수를 놓은 골무이다.
A thimble is a small hard pitted cup worn for protection on the finger that pushes the needle in sewing. Usually, thimbles with a closed top are used by dressmakers but special thimbles with an opening at the end are used by tailors as this allows them to manipulate the cloth more easily. Finger guards differ from tailors' thimbles in that they often have a top but are open on one side. Some finger guards are little more than a finger shield attached to a ring to maintain the guard in place. -Wikipedia
The thimble of the photo is the embroidery thimble which was used in the Korean Joseon Dynasty (late 14th and early 20th century).
Oil on canvas and considered to be one of America's finest paintings, this painting of Catherine Brass Yates was painted by American artist Gilbert Stuart between 1783-1784. Catherine was the wife of a New York merchant and the daughter of a shoemaker. Notice the tight sleeves of her gown, her long narrow face, and her long sharp nose. She is wearing a gauze mob cap that just returned to fashion and between her fingers she holds a taut thread and has a thimble. Gilbert is best known for his unfinished 1796 portrait of George Washington, sometimes referred to as "The Athenauem" and for painting over 1000 paintings. #gilbertstuart#artist#18thcentury#sewing#mobcap#white#yates#oiloncanvas#paintings#portrait#arthistory#thimble#thread
•it's the little things•
When our family of four moved back to the U.S. from Australia it was bittersweet. Family was calling us back yet a huge part of our life would forever be encapsulated in the blues of the Indian Ocean, the smell of eucalyptus and the sound of a flight of black cockatoos over our back garden. This wee thimble was acquired from an antique market in Fremantle as a keepsake of a special place in my heart. The writing is small but if you look really closely it says ~ the spa. 😏