Buncheong Necklace with White Lotus
The lotus is a symbol of prosperity and the creation of life. It grows in muddy and dirty water, but it rises above that and its beauty is not tarnished. The flower is used to decorate artwork and items for daily use and is rendered in silk, pottery, paint, ink, and whatever else can be imagined.
Enjoy the subtle elegance of this age-old design. The pendant is 5.5 cm long by 4.5 cm wide (2.17 inches x 1.77 inches) and will be shipped in a hand covered hanji (Korean mulberry paper)box fit for gift giving. Due to the handmade nature of this one-of-a-kind item, slight variations in size, shape, and color may occur. Each pendant has an adjustable silk cord.
Buncheong (분청사기) is a form of traditional Korean stoneware from the Joseon dynasty known for its dark, natural, and unassuming utilitarian style. It was developed in contrast to the elegance of inlaid celadon from the Goryeo period. The distinctive designs are created using white (or colored) slip and an iron pigment.
Developed in the late 14th century, it become quite popular in Korea and exported to Japan where it was highly prized for its easy beauty. As the pottery was adopted by tea masters, buncheong started to influence Japanese pottery where it is now known worldwide as Mishima pottery.
Buncheong, after having fallen out of popularity after the 16th century in Korea, has become recognized for its cultural importance and simplistic beauty and continues to influence arts into the 21st century.