In Jeolla-do, which was famous for bamboo crafts, Damyang has long been famous as a representative mountainous area. It is said that Damyang's Jukse Crafts originated from the Chambit, but official records show that the beginning of Damyang Jukse Crafts is a fan.
In the early 17th century, there was already a seonjajang dispatched from the center in Damyang. Damyang was responsible for gathering artisans from nearby towns and sending them to Gongjo. The pyeonjuk sent from Damyang made a fan in the air conditioning.
According to the record that Damyangsan's debt was paid in the "Yeo Map Book" of the mid-18th century, the company has entered the stage of discovering the finished products. From the 17th century to the 19th century, it served as a provincial hall responsible for the truth of the debt in Jeollanam-do.
This tradition has continued and exceeded the previous week (435,000 sacks), with a total of 1.3 million sacks of fans produced in Damyang, including 1.29 million jaws and 10,000 round fans, according to the 1937 statistics of Japanese colonial era. Even after Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule, the trend continued for some time.
Since the 1960s, Hapjukseon has withered, but the fans used by ordinary people have been actively produced until the mid-1970s.
The market fan (mak-fan) made by using one side of a bamboo piece as a handle and cutting the other side into small pieces was made by the second section of Hyanggyo-ri, and the wire made from bamboo into a separate wooden handle was produced in Namsan-ri.
The folding fan (Jules fan) was led by Wandong Village in Seongseong-ri, Damyang-eup, and there were three to four households left in Hwabang-ri, Wolsan-myeon, Damyang-gun. Wandong Village was active enough to produce 500,000 sacks a year.
However, from the 1960s, it began to convert into modern design products favored by foreigners while exporting bamboo crafts, and from the late 1970s, the production of debt dropped sharply as cheap foreign deBTS were imported along with the supply of fans and air conditioners.
Currently, the Seonjajang technology as a traditional craft is in danger of being cut off, so it is necessary to designate it as an intangible cultural asset and preserve it.