Nakdong is a technique that cuts the surface of a odong tree by rubbing it with rice straw or molten it with fire, leaving behind a hard radish and cutting off a light surface. A traditional Korean decoration technique to save the original beauty of trees, blackened colors are naturally revealed, making the deep nature of the trees more beautiful. For this reason, wooden furniture with Nakdong was mainly used in the processing of Sarangbang furniture during the Joseon Dynasty.
The Mokdan which is also called Peony, symbolizes the beauty of heaven and earth along with rich movies. Peony is referred to as the king of flowers because of its splendid appearance, and symbolizes harmony, wealth, eternal, and prosperity. The chrysanthemum has long been a symbol of the good omen and the auspice. We produced nakdong wood tray with du-seok emblazoned with peony and chrysanthemum. The product is designed to serve as a bridge with du-seok placed on each corner of the octagonal shape, and the splendid wooden pattern adds a richness to the tea ceremony. A gentle angle in the inside of the top allows for a more comfortable hand grip during use.
This product was produced in collaboration project between Daechun Heo, Ahn Leehwan who is no.64 Intangible Cultural Property of Metal Craft and Auroi's designer Kisang Gio. It was produced through the Yeol project, a craftsmanship project of the foundation, Yeol.
Cupronickel, Brass, Charcoal Ash Tree
480 x 280 x 57
No. 55 Intangible Cultural Property of Wood Furniture Making (Somokjang)
No. 64 Intangible Cultural Property of Metal Craft (Duseokjang)