Nonsan Wooden Sculpture No.46 Intangible Cultural Property of Chungcheongnam-do


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Nonsan Wooden Sculpture No.46 Intangible Cultural Property of Chungcheongnam-do +

Classification Intangible Cultural Property / Traditional Technology / Craft
Designated date 2013.8.12
location Nonsan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Wood carving is a sculpting craftsman who uses wood to express the amount and texture of wood. Kim Tae-gil, a holder of traditional wood carving, entered the traditional wood carving field in 1974, and has systematically preserved and inherited traditional wood carving techniques based on his overall understanding of Buddha sculpture. He inherited the tradition of the Geumhomunmunpa, which began with Geumho Pharmacy in the late Joseon Dynasty, and led by Boeun Munseong—Geum Yong Ilseop—Chunho and Park Junju, and expanded the world of his works by learning kaegeum and color from his teacher Park Junju.

The holder started the first Korean method of matching wood-burning (tanghwa) pieces with deep knowledge. Wooden Buddhas (tanghwa) were mainly made of wood instead of paintings, but there are not many remaining traditional wood-carved tangerines that were mostly destroyed by fire in the late Joseon Dynasty.

Ginkgo trees, which are beautiful and solid, are used mainly for the work, and the main works of the holder include the six-gwanum of Bota Temple at Naksansa Temple, the Jijang Bodhisattva at Gyeryongsan Mountain, Sacheonwang at Goseon Temple in Goseong, and Sacheonwang at Beopcheonsa Temple in Muan.

The traditional wood carving environment in Chungcheongnam-do was designated as an intangible cultural asset of Chungcheongnam-do in recognition of the value of preservation of traditional wood carving techniques by the holder.


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