"Birds and Flowers" is the most frequent theme in Korean paintings. Korean screens usually have either eight or ten panels. Unlike Japanese screens, which normally have a continuous composition across the twelve panels of a pair, Korean screens are single and usually have a separate picture, framed by a brocade border, on each panel.
Whereas a hunting screen or chaekgeori screen was appropriate for the men's quarters of a Joseon-dynasty (1392-1910) home, a birds-and-flowers screen belonged in the women's quarters. The pairs of birds, or deer, rabbits, fish, or butterflies, in the paintings symbolized happy marriage and, through Daoist magic, helped bring it about. Hwajo was called a "bedroom theme." when such a screen was placed in the bedroom of a newly married woman.