Seoul Intangible Cultural Heritage No.5 Piljang


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Seoul Intangible Cultural Heritage No.5 Piljang +

Classification Intangible Cultural Property / Traditional Technology / Craft
Designated date 1992.9.30
location , Seoulteukbyeol-si
Piljang refers to a person or technique that makes a brush, one of

The quality of the brush is the most important, and it is said that the brush should have four virtues: chum, je, circle, and gun. This means that the brush ends must be sharp and neat, and the top of the hair is well tied with a string, and has strength even if used for a long time, so the brush hairs must rise again after making a stroke.

The materials for fur include sheep, foxes, rabbits, tigers, deer, lice, dogs, horses, pigs, and ferrets, and the brushes are often used for bamboo.

If you look at the production process, you should first straighten out the hair and then roll it up in an appropriate amount. After that, they go through the "Water End View" process, which trims the ends of their fur neatly, and then aligns with bamboo to finish.

In order to protect and transfer technology as a traditional craftsmanship, Kwon Young-jin was recognized as an intangible cultural asset holder on September 30, 1992, and Jeon Sang-gyu and Jung Hae-chang were recognized as holders on January 11, 2018.

※ For detailed information on the above cultural assets, please refer to the Seoul Metropolitan Government Department of Historical and Cultural Heritage (202-2133-2616)


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