National Intangible Cultural Property No.31 Nakjukjang


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National Intangible Cultural Property No.31 Nakjukjang +

Classification Intangible Cultural Property / Traditional Technology / Art
Designated date 1969.11.29
location Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do
Nakjukjang refers to a person who has the ability or skill to engrave decorative paintings or writings while burning a fire-burning indu in bamboo.

It was from ancient China that porridge was used in objects, and it was a very rare technique in Korea, but it was passed down to Japanese colonial era by Park Chang-gyu during the reign of King Sunjo of the Joseon Dynasty (1800-1834).

Nakjuk requires work experience and speed because it needs to be drawn at a temperature and finished with a pattern or writing before the pharynx cools down. It is mainly used for arrowheads, acupuncture needles, calves, folding screens, tobacco poles, fans, and bamboo pencil cases.

Nakjuk is most commonly used in thick bamboo (hapjukseon) flesh, which is used at the beginning and end of folding fans. Butterfly designs are often used in Hapjukseon, but bat patterns are sometimes seen.


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