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Mok-Chim

Wood Pillow

Mok-chim, a wooden pillow, is a home supplies and an artwork. Mok-chim has long been used by adults to lie down and relax. But it is somewhat unfamiliar to now. Hard wood is good for health because it makes the back of the neck acupressure. Today, attention is focused on health again, and there is a growing interest in Mok-chim.
Mok-chim are mainly used for persimmon tree, zelkova, pine, paulownia, and birch trees with distinct patterns. Decorated using various carving techniques, such as hole carving, line carving, Relief carving. The Mok-chim contains the outstanding wood carving art and beauty of the ancestors. The Mok-chim of king and queen excavated from the Royal Tomb of King Muryeong of Baekje are the oldest in Korea, proving the deep history of the Mok-chim.
Heo Jun introduced the shin-chim method in the internal episode of Dongui Bogam, stressing the importance of the mok-chim. This method introduce how to make the mok-chim, which can be sorcerer(shin-seon). Make space in a pine mok-chim. Add the medicinal herb equivalent to the 24 seasonal terms and the medicine equivalent to the 8 winds. A total of 32 kinds of medicinal herbs are called yak-chim, and they are kept in a pocket made of hemp cloth and leather to preserve the medicinal energy.
Area
Seoul

Material
Wood

Producer
No. 58 Intangible Cultural Property of Jeollabuk-do Mokjogakjang (Wood Sculpture)
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