Gyeonggi-do Intangible Cultural Property No. 19 Ipsajang


Everlasting Legacies of Korea

Gyeonggi-do Intangible Cultural Property No. 19 Ipsajang +

Classification Intangible Cultural Property
Designated date 1997.9.30
location Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-do
A monochromatic object without any decoration on the background gives a neat, neat feeling, but plain and boring. As the crust developed, mankind tried to express something on the background of a plain pattern and attach symbolic meaning to it. Thus, patterns were born, and humans painted or carved patterns or drawings on various materials for decorative and symbolic purposes, and added colors.

It is difficult to paint or color in metal. So, after carving dots, lines, and faces using chisels, the patterns and drawings were expressed by inserting gold and silver threads or plates into the groove. This is an incidental craft 入絲工

Call it, and the craftsman is called a job place.

The incident crafts are delicate and beautiful. Gold and silver are added to the metal base, making it colorful and elegant. It requires a subtle persistence and elegant spirit as it is a work of making grooves in metal and putting pictures in it. Three national treasures, including Chiljido (Japanese National Treasure) made by Baekje and presented it to the king of the Japanese Empire, Bronze Sealed Entrance Soldier (National Treasure No. 92), and four treasures, including Bronze Sealed Entrance Scentwan (Treasure No. 778), are currently designated as national treasures. That's why I joined the company.

They call it 'the purification of metal crafts' and hold them as representative artifacts of Korea.

Yi Gyeong-ja, the holder of the craft, is a disciple of Yi Hak-eung, who was the last employee of the Joseon Dynasty, and continues the tradition of silver Ipsaeng craftsmanship, which he learned from his teacher. From accessories to wall decorations to outdoor space decorations, the company is expanding its horizons by combining traditional and modern metal crafts, and 200 silver-entry artifacts, which have been restored and reproduced with great care, are currently on display at 12 museums across the country.


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