Title : Traditional Culture Special (4th Issue) 
Stamp Serial#
2342 
KPC#
C-1809 
MICHEL#
2369 
StanGib#
2721 
Scott#
2122b 
Date of Issue
09/25/2003 
Quantity
800,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
"Punghyeol-ban" (a tray/table) 
Engraver
Shin, In-chul and Ka, Sung-hyeon 
Designer
Roh, Jung-hwa and Mo Ji-won  
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
A special stamp on traditional Korean culture has been issued to demonstrate the wisdom and aesthetic sensitivity of our ancestors by showcasing utensils they used in their daily lives. Introduced in the fourth series is soban, a small portable wooden dining table. The soban featured in the stamps are preserved at Ewha Womans University Museum.

Punghyeol-ban - 19th century.
Punghyeol-ban is a multi-purpose tray-cum-table carried on the head which was used to deliver lunch to government offices, to an outdoor meal or just to dine. Also called Beonsang, this table has a hole to enable the carrier to see forward while carrying the food that can also serve as a grip. The hole is sculpted in beautiful lines in the shape of Punghyeol, which are holes in rocks discharging a cool breeze in hot summer months. This table combines functionality and ornate embellishment.