Nonsan Chiljang No. 47 Intangible Cultural Property of Chungcheongnam-do


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Nonsan Chiljang No. 47 Intangible Cultural Property of Chungcheongnam-do +

Classification Intangible Cultural Property / Traditional Technology / Craft
Designated date 2013.8.12
location Nonsan-si, Chungcheongnam-do
Black-bean paste refers to a craftsman who refines sap collected from poison ivy according to its purpose and paints it on an object. Moon Jae-pil, the holder of the book, was a successor to Jeon Seong-gyu—Simbu-gil—Jeong Su-hwa, and was a student of Jeong Su-hwa (National Intangible Cultural Property No. 113 'Chiljang') since 1992 when he was taught traditional skills for lacquer tablets.

The history of lacquer has been very long, and the techniques of lacquer and lacquerware have developed independently in Korea since the Three Kingdoms Period. The lacquer can be called antibacterial, preservative, waterproof, deodorant, anti-inflammatory and adhesive using natural materials, and the beauty and practical value of traditional lacquer crafts are widely known for their excellence.

The raw lacquer collected from lacquer goes through a refining process that removes moisture and evenly mixes Chilsan, chlorine, and rubber to obtain transparency and gloss. Refined paint such as glossy and matte black paint, glossy and clear transparent paint can be obtained according to the refining process.

The holder mainly uses glossy and matte black and transparent paint in his works, and faithfully inherits traditional techniques, including the well-equipped traditional materials and tools needed for lacquer purification. With his active work, he has won a number of awards, including the Korean Traditional Craft Industry Promotion Association President Award (2001) and the National Craft Competition.

The holder was designated as an intangible cultural asset of Chungcheongnam-do in recognition of the value of preservation of traditional lacquer crafts, as well as the clear transmission of the genealogy and the conditions of transmission to the next generation.


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