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Korean Shaman (1930s)

Korean Shaman (1930s)

Pyongyang ca 1910-1930. A young girl cares for a boy.

Pyongyang ca 1910-1930. A young girl cares for a boy.

Kisaeng | Kisaeng are artists who work to entertain others, such as the yangbans and kings. First appearing in the Goryeo Dynasty, kisaeng were legally entertainers of the government, required to perform various functions for the state. Many were employed at court, but they were also spread throughout the country.

Kisaeng | Kisaeng are artists who work to entertain others, such as the yangbans and kings. First appearing in the Goryeo Dynasty, kisaeng were legally entertainers of the government, required to perform various functions for the state. Many were employed at court, but they were also spread throughout the country.

Korean Shaman (1930s)

Korean Shaman (1930s)

Old photograph c. 1900 of the back of a wedding Hanbok. She's sitting on the chinese hanzi  of double happiness. #PhotojournalismKorea

Old photograph c. 1900 of the back of a wedding Hanbok. She's sitting on the chinese hanzi of double happiness. #PhotojournalismKorea

Seoul, Korea, 1890's  Photographer Unidentified   Chilgoopie The Glad   A Story of Korea and Her Children, Jean Perry 1906  S.W. Patridge & Co, London  A House to house vender of pots and pans.

Seoul, Korea, 1890's Photographer Unidentified Chilgoopie The Glad A Story of Korea and Her Children, Jean Perry 1906 S.W. Patridge & Co, London A House to house vender of pots and pans.

OLD KOREA - LAND OF THE MORNING CALM -- Smokin', Gamblin', and Gossiping by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

OLD KOREA - LAND OF THE MORNING CALM -- Smokin', Gamblin', and Gossiping by Okinawa Soba, via Flickr

Korean Shaman (1930s)

Korean Shaman (1930s)

Min-bi, the Last Queen of Korea

Min-bi, the Last Queen of Korea

Korean Shaman (1930s) The mudang is also a seer, ritual specialist, mystic poet, musician, and dancer - one who practices techniques of ecstasy to communicate with the divine world.

Korean Shaman (1930s) The mudang is also a seer, ritual specialist, mystic poet, musician, and dancer - one who practices techniques of ecstasy to communicate with the divine world.

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