Title : Traditional Culture Special (4th Issue) 
Stamp Serial#
2343 
KPC#
C-1810 
MICHEL#
2370 
StanGib#
2722 
Scott#
2122c 
Date of Issue
09/25/2003 
Quantity
800,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
"Ilju-ban" (a 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.

Ilju-ban - 19th century.
The table top of Ilju-ban is supported by a single column and was thus called Dangak-ban (single-column table) or Woedari-soban (one-legged dining table). Ilju-ban was used to serve liquor and simple relishes, a bowl of water, medicine or fruits. The engraved column resembles four strings twined, and is elaborately sculpted with Dangchomun, the shapes of vines, to display balanced aesthetics.