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Folding screen room dividers by Greentea Design

Our vintage screens, doors, and panels are perfect as room dividers in any space.

They are truly multipurpose -- visually interesting as tabletops (beneath a glass plate), they also make elegant art pieces, and can even be suspended in windows for visual effect and privacy.

Our Korean doors and panels can also be lacquered and covered in rice paper.


Click an image below for a closer look at each of our folding screens

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History of Korean Screens

Korean Screens are very decorative and strikingly different from their Japanese and Chinese counterparts.

Korean screens were built with solid frames that held complex patterns inside. The doors were shorter as between rooms in a traditional house there was often a step-up of 8” – 12” that the sliding doors would sit on. Each room would have either two or four panels that would open to access the next room.

The most fascinating aspect of these room dividers is their highly symbolic nature. Each family would commission the local carpenter to make screens with commonly known auspicious signs. Among the most common was the octagon (representing the tortoise which signified long life), the gourd (one of the signs of happiness), and the crane (which symbolized fidelity).

Later in the 1950’s some of the screens started to show influences from the Arts & Crafts movement. You can easily see the asymmetrical patterns, stars and other objects that made their way into the traditional designs.

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