Najeon Chilgi is a piece of wooden furniture inlaid with mother-of-pearl and with a Lacquer finish.
The najeon refers to the technical artistic craft used to decorate articles with mother-of-pearl.
As this craft was mainly used in the past for Chilgi, Lacquering wooden articles, the compound word Najeon Chilgi has become established as one term.
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The najeon chilgi made in the Goryeo Dynasty mostly contained the sliced shells of abalone.
It was because the shells showed various colors, and could be easily crafted with comparatively
Most of the articles of najeon chilgi from the Goryeo Dynasty are large or small chests, articles for horse saddles, or items for stationery such as desks.
The main design usually had some small repeated pattern of vines or chrysanthemums densely arranged on the wooden articles.
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