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Thursday, April 3, 2008

24-tier Circular Yundo (Korean Compass)

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The main material of this extraordinary compass by Kim Jong-dae, Master Craftsman of Yundo, is solid Jujube wood more than 200 years old that does not contain any knots. It includes the four cardinal directions, eight trigrams in ‘I Ching’ that describe fortunes, the 10 Heavenly Stems, the 12 Earthly Branches symbolizing 12 warrior deities in Taoism who protect the Earth, and 24 solar terms.

Each of the characters carefully inscribed onto the front surface of this wooden compass carries, in addition to profound meaning, unique personality interwoven with mysterious energy. As well, the arrangement of characters laid out in perfect order displays wonderful geometrical beauty.

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