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Red box, possibly a ham. From Nellie Im: "The red box was given to my mom by my dad's parents when my parents married. Wealthier families put lots of jewelry, and possibly money, or something of value. Per tradition, inside her box was jewelry and letters, including a detailed description of my father, meaning of his name, and his birth info. Since Koreans used the lunar calendar, the date and time of birth for example was very significant. Also the Chinese Zodiac is key to a good match. Koreans are still very superstitious, probably based on Buddhism or more Confucius teachings."
Object ID
Korea 020.003