Jitaechilgi, Brown Oval

$ 960.00

Dimensions: 18.5”(L) x 12”(W) x 7.5”(H)
Weight: 1 lb

This work is made with Hanji (Korean mulberry paper) coated with layers of Ott (Korean lacquer), allowing the work to withstand humidity and retain heat. Due to the nature of lacquer, all works are unique in their shades and textures.

Care instructions: Dampen microfiber cloth with lukewarm water and gently wipe to clean off the surface.

About the artist

Namgwon Lyu makes functional and non-functional objects using a traditional technique called jitaechilgi, which is a process of applying lacquer onto paper. He manipulates brush strokes, humidity levels, and temperature within the drying process to create one-of-a-kind works that vary in shades and textures. Though he works with traditions of the present, Lyu often imagines the traditions of the future. Currently, Lyu splits his time between Seoul and Namwon, where he continues to master the Korean craft of ottchil.


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