The wood material usually taken from paulownia tree, ginko, birch, linden, juniper, an zelkova wood.
Before carving, logs were dried first in naturally in the shade for three to five years
The bottom of the tree is a good part to created a head part of the statue, it can be called as bottom up principle and good to prevents cracks and deformation.
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To be a Mokjogakjang artisan, it takes yearly process and developing versatility skills with various kind of knives for wooden sculpture.
It is one of Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Korea and has been registered in year 1996.
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