Title: Traditional Culture Special (1st Issue) 
Stamp Serial#
2318 
KPC#
C-1790 
MICHEL#
2345 
StanGib#
2695 
Scott#
2119d 
Date of Issue
03/19/2003 
Quantity
800,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Namaksin (wooden clogs) 
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.

Namaksin (wooden clogs)
Usually worn during rain or snow, Namaksin was made of wood. These shoes came with or without heels. Heels were added to avoid water or mud being splashed onto the feet. Sturdy and light wood, usually from paulownia trees and willows, was used to make the shoes. Beeswax was also applied to waterproof the shoes. Namaksin was worn regardless of social status and age. Namaksin for children was colored and embellished.