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Jang-Seung lamp pays tribute to the traditional Korean totem poles

Jang-Seung lamp

A Jangseung (also known as village guardian) is a traditional Korean totem pole that was placed at the village boundaries to frighten away demons and keep the keep evil away. In Korean culture, Jangseungs had their own significance, but nowadays, they are rarely seen around. In order to pay tribute to this part of Korean culture, Kowoon (Kate) Jang has designed the Jang-Seung lamp. The Jang-Seung lamp has four faces different from each other, which are connected with legs.

The Jang-Seung lamp has a light diffuser on the top, with old and rare Korean characters inscribed on it. To add to the antique character, the lamp has been painted lightly with acrylic. The hole on the bottom layer offers support for the lightbulb.

Jangseungs at Korean Folk Village

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