Sotdae is a modeled bird perched on a high wooden pole. As messengers to the heavens, it is traditionally believed that the birds convey the people's wishes for prosperity in the new year and protection from evils. Villagers gather together on lunar January 15th every year to erect these spirit poles in the entrance of villages and hold village rites.

This emblem of Sotdae is to welcome all delegates and to express wishes for a successful outcome of ICOM 2004 SEOUL.

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