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.
Odong wood is light and useful in many ways. After nakdong, the hidden wood texture is revealed, so the warm and heavy texture is fascinating.
Nakdong case is light because it's made of odong wood. So it can be placed on a desk or carried with. Various sizes of Nakdong cases are loaded together and can save space. It can be used in the form of a separate box by putting a small cases in a large one. When not in use, you can store it in small sizes, one after the other in a large case.
This product was produced by collaboration between Jin-kyung Yoo who completed the National Intangible Cultural Property training course No. 55 Somok-jang (carpenter) and Auroi's designer Kisang Gio. Also was produced as part of the program to strengthen the capacity of traditional skill that is supported by National Intangible Heritage Center.
Charcoal Ash Tree
60 x 270 x 50
No. 55 Intangible Cultural Property of Wood Furniture Making (Somokjang)