Species and Anatomical Characteristics of Straw Shoes of Baekje Kingdom
백제 짚신의 수종과 해부학적 특징
- Park, Won-Kyu (Wood & Paper Science Major, School of Forest Resources, Chungbuk Nationl University) ;
- Kim, Kyung-Hee (Conservation Science Lab., Cheongju National Museum) ;
- Kim, Yo-jung (Wood & Paper Science Major, School of Forest Resources, Chungbuk Nationl University)
- Published : 2004.10.01
Species and anatomical characteristics of twenty-seven straw shoes (around AD 500s-600s) of Baekje Kingdom, excavated at Gwanbukri and Goongnamji relics of Baeje Kingdom, were examined. The shoe tissues were macerated and examined under microscope. They were identified as Typha spp (cattails), not any of straws such as rice. Cattails, a perennial glass, grow in low and swamp places. Cattails are not known as one of major raw materials for straw shoes. The cattail fibers are not as strong as those of rice straws, common raw materials for ancient shows.