Today we are delighted to receive the design that represents the young people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on the International PeaceQuilt. This design has been wonderfully created by a 13-year-old student who attends a middle school located in the capital city of Pyongyang, DPRK.
We wish for world peace because we all want to unite and play together.
This student wanted to show the entire peninsula as “One Korea” with a rainbow uniting both the northern and southern halves of his divided country. The two Korean children in the picture represent his dream in which one-day children from both sides of the Korean peninsula come together and play in peace.
Note: Since the Korean War (1950-1953) the Korean Peninsula remains divided
as two sovereign states, the DPRK and South Korea (ROK).
We are so very grateful to our contact for helping us include young people from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the International Peace Quilt Project in time for the London Games.
We would appreciate your impressions of this drawing. We will then share these thoughts with the artist.
The blue stripes signify sovereignty, peace and friendship. The white stripes signify purity and the heritage of the Korean people. Red represents the revolutionary spirit of the people. The red star is the symbol of communism.
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