Jung II-woo’s Mom

Jung Il-woo and his mom Mrs. Sim Yeonok 2017

Happy Mother’s Day to all those mom fans of Jung II-woo!

I spent some time doing a bit of research about the woman who gave birth to our dear Jung II-woo. Her name is Sim Yeon-ok.  She is a professor of the Department of Traditional Arts and Crafts at Korea National University of Cultural Heritage.  She is an expert of Ancient Korean fabrics and researches how they were made.  They build looms and try to make the fabrics. I found a great article from a magazine called Koreana, where she has researched about the use of gold weaved into cloth.

This is a photo from that article. Photo Cr. Ahn Hong-beom for Koreana Magazine.

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Koreana Winter 2016 “Guardian of Heritage”


This is a loom recreated by the research team at the Korea National University of Cultural Heritage to weave gold thread into textiles: Cr. Cultural Heritage Administration. Wow!!!

Korea Joongang Daily Feb 17, 2015


Look how gorgeous she looks in the next photo.  That Hanbok…so delicate!  Photo Cr. Kenterin Think Korea.

Kenterin Think Korea “Stitching together a lost tradition”


The logo of the Korea National University of Cultural Heritage where she works has a great design!   I love it!   Had to post it!

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Curious to know more about this University?  Click below:

Korea National University of Cultural Heritage


And Profesor Sim Yeon-ok has a book published on 2002 about Korean Textiles:

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This is the book excerpt:

 Seoul: Institute for Studies of Ancient Textiles.  2002. Hardcover. Institute for Studies of Ancient Textiles publication illustrated with 348 color plates, 14 black and white photographs, 130 color figures and 118 black and white figures. Includes a section on Korean rugs. “This is the first comprehensive historical survey, illustrated almost entirely in color, of technical developments of Korean textiles in a vast view of the chronological range with visual delight. The book begins with the historical survey and traditional techniques of Korean textiles in 4 sections. In Chapter II, Korean textiles are classified into 12 sections on the basis of weave structures. In Chapter III, the various methods of Printing and Dyeing technologies are discussed throughout history.”  334 pp.


I know this happens way later (2014) but I wanted to include it here as well.  I think it was such a sweet gesture of his mom, to make the Hanbok he wore in ‘The Night Watchman’s Journal.”

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He looks so stunning in it:

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Well, she’s beyond the ok in her name for sure. Jung II-woo’s mom is great! No wonder why Jung II-woo came out so good!  It will be delightful to see who wins this lovely’s man’s heart and his mom’s!  Thank you so much for giving us Il-woo Mrs. Sim Yeon-ok!!  I wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day!

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Update: Jung Il-woo posted this photo with his mom on his Instagram on March 8, 2017:

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They look so sweet!

También quiero enviar la mas hermosa energía a todas las madres en Venezuela que están sufriendo la perdida de sus hijos, y que se preocupan cada día por conseguir algo de comida.  Fuerza y fé!

And last but not least… to all the mothers in this world… you are the driving force of humanity…  your day is everyday!