Korean Traditional Patterns: Frieze and Wallpaper

  • Hyunyong ShinEmail author
  • Shilla Sheen
  • Hyeyoun Kwon
  • Taeseon Mun
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All frieze and wallpaper patterns in Korean tradition are presented with their locations. They can be recognized audibly as well as visually through analyzing symmetries of patterns. Two Korean traditional music instruments play the seven frieze patterns. A piano music is also introduced. Music can be accessed through QR-codes. A cover of umbrella of regular 17-gon is proposed by the 24 patterns.


Frieze Wallpaper Symmetry IUC notation Orbifold notation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hyunyong Shin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shilla Sheen
    • 2
  • Hyeyoun Kwon
    • 3
  • Taeseon Mun
    • 4
  1. 1.Korea National University of EducationCheongju-siSouth Korea
  2. 2.Graduate School, Korea National University of EducationCheongju-siSouth Korea
  3. 3.Gyeongsangnam-do Office of EducationChangwonSouth Korea
  4. 4.Seoul Metropolitan Office of EducationSeoulSouth Korea

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