The peoni was first recorded in the Three Kingdoms of Korean (18 BC~668 AD), and peoni patterns first appeared the Five Dynasties (10th C) in China. They are widely used in the royal family and common families as a symbol of good fortune.
The Collection of National Folk Museum of Korea
Pouch with peoni
The peony patterns were widely used as a symbol of the authority of the royal family throughout Korean history. It is an incense pouch and the peoni pattern on the surface is embroidered with gold and silver thread.
The Collection of National Palace Museum of Korea