North Jeolla Province Intangible Cultural Property No. 11 Mokgijang


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North Jeolla Province Intangible Cultural Property No. 11 Mokgijang +

Classification Intangible Cultural Property
Designated date 1993.6.10
location Namwon-si, Jeollabuk-do
Woodenware refers to a vessel made of wood, and a person with the art of making wood tools is called woodcraft. Woodenware is a specialty of Namwon, boasting a distinctive scent and exquisite and beautiful shape. The wood is hard and the lacquer is not peeled off, which is considered as highly regarded since the early Joseon Dynasty as compared to other local woodcrafts.

Ingredients for wood tools include duckwood, water-root, birch and ginkgo. The woodworking process is to cut down the wood and structure it in the form of rough construction. This is called Chogari, and it is then dried in the shade for about 40 days to prevent any gaps. The shape of the bowl is formed from the ash tree. These days, they use power to make straws and ashes. When the ashore is finished, paint it five to seven times and dry it again for about 10 days.

Woodenware produced these days is mainly chemically painted, while traditional woodware is lacquer. The lacquer woodwork is a natural paint without any workmanship, and its color is more vivid after two to three years, and its waterproof and sterilizing effects are great, so it does not grow small even after a long time, and it is a traditional craft that does not decay even if buried underwater or underground. Wooden utensils are mostly jegi, and they mainly produce wooden crafts such as vases and jars, and rice bowls used in temples.

Wooden craftsmanship is a traditional craftsmanship, with the recognition of Kim Gwang-ryeol and Noh Dong-sik as functional holders.


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