Title : Traditional Culture Special (4th Issue) 
Stamp Serial#
2344 
KPC#
C-1811 
MICHEL#
2371 
StanGib#
2723 
Scott#
2122d 
Date of Issue
09/25/2003 
Quantity
800,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
"Haeju-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.

Haeju-ban - 19th century.
Haeju-ban, made in Haeju in Hwanghae-do province, displays aristocratic charms but is very ornate and thus frail in structure. The table top is made of a single plank of gingko wood and two wooden blocks are sculpted with the character ?, the Buddhist emblem. The stool connecting these two wood blocks is relatively short in order to impart a sense of simplicity.