The Great Rite of
: National Intangible heritage in Korea No. 111
The great rite of
is the rite for the “
” the God of land, also for the “
” the God of grains. In the past, the farming was considered as the foundation of the country, thus this rite was the most important national wide rite that our ancestors had had to pray for the prosperity of the country and of the farming, and it has always been considered as the largest and most important national event along with "
(1392 – 1897 AD) Dynasty, “
” and “
” were regarded as the pillars supporting the nation and, among them “
” was the rite that the king served for his people. This represents the love of the leaders of the
(1392 – 1897 AD) Dynasty who recognized the people as most important national value and prayed for the prosperity of their lives.
Napkin is very start of table etiquette. It is an item that hosts the beginning and end of a meal at the blessed dining table. Napkin tray is the item that is placed on the table all the time in Western culture and it is required for tea or dessert time as well as main meal time.
The paperweight and the napkin tray that we offer is for wishing prosperity and wealth to you and your beloved ones using a small "
Hong Sal Mun
" that symbolize the "
" (refer to the altar that is devoted for "
", God of land, and for "
" God of five essential grains).
Supervised by “Korea Cultural Heritage foundation”, and planned by foundation “Yeol”, and product designed by Kisang Gio.
Padauk, Walnut, Pine
180 x 180 x 240
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Cultural Heritage Administration, Korea cultural Heritage Foundation