Artist/maker unknown, Korean
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The tiger has enjoyed wide popularity in Korean art and literature since ancient times. The belief that these animals hold the power to repel evil spirits encouraged the mass production of folk-style tiger paintings, which were displayed in Joseon households on New Year’s Day.
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