Celadon Pendant with Crane, Tree, and Sun
This lovely pendant is not only using traditional Korean celadon inlay, it also contains three of the ten symbols for longevity.
The pine tree - remains green even in the harshest of winters and stands for resilience, endurance, and strength.
The sun - it rises each day, without fail. It is the yang to the moon's yin
The crane - some species live as long as eighty years, they mate for life and symbolice harmony
These three symbols capture the art, beauty, and tradition of Korean history.
The pendant is 6.5 cm by 5 cm (2.56 inches x 1.97 inches ) and is on an adjustable silk cord and will arrive in a handmade hanji (Korean mulberry paper) box with the symbol for longevity on the top. Due to the handmade nature of this piece, there may be slight variations in design and color. 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.