Monday, December 26, 2011

The Blogger’s View -Story of Natural Dyeing (Museum of Natural Dye Arts in Daegu)

Address: 467 Jungdae-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu 대구광역시 동구 중대동 467
Hours: 10am – 5pm (Close on Mondays)
Tickets: 3,000won

The front door of the museum
Looks very traditional~ ^^

The natural dyeing experience Zone

The colors of fabrics turning into blue
The result of tie-dyeing with chopsticks and rubber bands

World Crafts Arts

Gallery Ahwon
Remains Hall

Room of Traditional Dyeing Tool

What’s natural dyeing?

From the ancient times, dyeing traditional colors processed by Korean women is excerpted from “Gyesasan” part in “Juyeok” as below:
In the sky, there are clods and sunsets in many colors.
On the ground, flowers and trees are in each own shapes.
However, because of the nature’s variety in colors and shapes, the great man dyes 5 colors appeared in the sky into the fabric.

The Chinese letter for dyeing is written in “Seolmun-haeja”, as “Ijeungchae-wisaek, Jongsuyeomseong” means that the color of silk depends on the water and dyeing. And Chinese letter for dyeing shows water used in the process of dyeing, plants used for color pigments, and the letter meaning number 9 is the various kinds of the pigments.

The reason why we use “natural dyeing” instead of “inartificial dyeing” is: “inartificial” means the condition the human hasn’t modified, the condition the human cannot modify, and/or the wild condition.
That is, it means non-artful, not-decorated, with no professional knowledge, innate, and/or with no change.
But “natural” means the condition that has become automatically, things made by the condition creating/coordinating by itself, and/or the condition opposite to the human-made culture.
Hence, natural dyeing is the dyeing art created with natural materials.


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