In the old days, when food became scarce, people used to eat acorns instead of rice. Acorns were popular because they were usually good to eat. During the Joseon Dynasty, the government was required to collect and stock even in the common year ahead. In the , it is recorded that during the bad years, the living ate rice or crushed rice into flour and gave it to pigs during the good harvest. Also, well-ripe acorns can be used after decades if they are well preserved. And the government also encouraged the planting of pine trees and acorn trees on mountains where pine trees did not grow well. Acorns are very familiar to us from example.
This “Acorn Cup” is one of item of cultural product of Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018 that allows user to imagine the scenery of Gangwon Province Mountains in their mind. Transferred its very soft skin texture along with the strength that overcame the hard winter of ash-trees into the cup.
Smooth and naturally curved body of cups and the stem that is slightly deflected are the simple but shows highly skilled expertise of master of "Ga-ri". 3 different sizes of cups are available to provide more options of usages.
55 x 55 x 85 / 75 x 75 x 110 / 90 x 90 x 135