Humans have made and used various tools since appearance on earth to adapt and survive in the surrounding environment. These tools were intended to assist physical skills, especially the limbs and teeth.
The tools are made of wood, bone, stone, etc. Among them, the tools made of stone, that is, the stoneware, were sturdy and did not corrode.
Stone masonry such as stone axes, stone knives and half-moon shaped stone knives can be said to be civilizations that made settlement possible in the Neolithic age. Korea, about 5,000 years ago, started to use polished stone tools. In particular, through the polished stone tools of the Bronze Age, the life and skills in using stonework back then can be seen.
You can get a glimpse of the aesthetic sense of the time in the simple and distinctive forms of living tools that have been used for a long time, such as yeonza banga, mortars, millstones and fulling blocks. In the traditional stone sculptures, which were considered only folklore items in the field of life, you can look for modern plasticity and diversity.
Among the tombstones, some guardian dolmen portray Korean aesthetics.
Rather than formalized tombstones bound to a certain framework, the living expressions from the liberal Beoksu or Dongja standing rocks can be seen, as if they were deviating from the social norms. It can be said that the mason’s human beauty and aesthetic consciousness, who lived through the stone with his whole life, were expressed.