KOKDU (Korean Funerary Figures) Exhibition

KOKDU (Korean Funerary Figures) Exhibition


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About The Event

About The Event:

Unlike Indian custom, In Korea the funeral ceremony is celebrated with the thought of bidding a person with happiness and pleasure. Aligned with the same thought, The Korean Cultural Centre, India, Embassy of the Republic of Korea has organised ‘KOKDU (Korean Funerary Figueres) Exhibition’ by Dongsoong Art Centre, Kokdu Museum in collaboration with National Handicrafts & Handlooms Museum (Crafts Museum) at Crafts Museum, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The Exhibitions has travelled in London, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Paris and now coming from Japan to India (Delhi).

What is Kokdu

“kokdu” signifies an extraordinary or supernatural being. These are similar to the angels in the biblical traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, a spiritual body connecting us to the world beyond. Kokdu are considered as companions to the deceased, who is traveling from this world to the other world.

The sangyeo kokdu probably is the most outstanding in representing the kokdu world because of its character: it has symbolic value of beauty, and diversity. It is primary wooden carved images existing from the ancient past down to the modern present. Its shapes are in the form of human beings, animals and plants, which were used to decorate the mortuary hearse (sangyeo).

You can experience all together Korean Culture in the heart of India – New Delhi.