Title: Traditional Culture Special (1st Issue) 
Stamp Serial#
2315 
KPC#
C-1787 
MICHEL#
2342 
StanGib#
2692 
Scott#
2119a 
Date of Issue
03/19/2003 
Quantity
800,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Unhye schnee (shoes) 
Engraver
Shin, Hyun-tae 
Designer
Kim, So-jeong
Kim, Chang-hwan (Photography) 
Image Area
35mm x 35mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4
(four stamps setenant) 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Intaglio, two colors
(Octagonal stamp) 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The special stamps on "Traditional Korean Culture" are issued to demonstrate the wisdom and aesthetic sensitivity of our ancestors by showcasing articles used everyday by them. Introduced in the first of the series are footwear worn for both protection and adornment. The materials and types of shoes varied widely according to gender, social status, occupation and attendant attire.

Unhye schnee
Unhye, also known as Onhye, referred to footwear with a short ankle covering that were worn by women. These shoes were covered with silk and cotton flannel, while their tips and heels were embroidered or covered with cloud-shaped silk. The soles of the shoes were made of leather, with heel and toe plates attached to the sole. These shoes were usually worn by women of royalty, the court and upper-class until the late Joseon Period.