No. 18 MUG
TRADITIONALLY, IN KOREA, A PAINTING OR DOLL OF CHICKENS HAVE BEEN GIVEN AS A GIFT WISHING FOR SOCIAL SUCCESS AND A CHARM PREVENTING UNFORTUNATE EVENTS.
From the past, chickens have been regarded as 'the first animal to announce the dawn' and as a watchman to signal the beginning of the day. Chickens chase away darkness and evil with their cry and bring light. Chickens were also used as auspicious symbols at traditional Korean weddings and funerals, and often appear in folk paintings and folktales. So it is traditionally said that chicken sculptures and paintings were given as gifts to someone else's home on New Year's Day.
Naldak Mug is a great companion that can be carried around anywhere.
It's not only a useful ceramic ware, but also a unique art object in everyday life.
*Naldak is a Korean word meaning flying chicken.
MATERIAL_ Ceramic / White Clay
METHOD_ Wheel Throwing, Blue Painting
KILN TEMPERATURE_ 2282°F, Oxidation Firing, Glaze /1472°F, Gold
SIZE / WEIGHT_ 135×100×120mm, 445g