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Sottae (spirit pole), Korea

Sottae (spirit pole), Korea

Jangseung - Spirit totems. Japanese Colonial Period postcard art/photography.

Jangseung - Spirit totems. Japanese Colonial Period postcard art/photography.

Jangseung, a sort of totem poles that ward off evil spirits and ghosts  Korean

Jangseung, a sort of totem poles that ward off evil spirits and ghosts Korean

In South Korea, a young woman adds a stone to a rock pile for good luck. In some mountain areas, small piles of stones can be seen near temples, ancient trees, waterfalls and other sacred places. A visitor may add a stone to a pile or tie a piece of colored cloth to a tree branch as an offering to the local spirit, such as the Mountain God.

In South Korea, a young woman adds a stone to a rock pile for good luck. In some mountain areas, small piles of stones can be seen near temples, ancient trees, waterfalls and other sacred places. A visitor may add a stone to a pile or tie a piece of colored cloth to a tree branch as an offering to the local spirit, such as the Mountain God.

Devil posts from circa 1910 / Courtesy of Robert Neff collection

Devil posts from circa 1910 / Courtesy of Robert Neff collection

Korea Korean Jangseung Wood Carved Totem Good Luck Ward Off Evil Spirits *2 SET*  $21.99

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Korea Korean Jangseung Wood Carved Totem Good Luck Ward Off Evil Spirits *2 SET* $21.99

Jangseung(Totem Pole), Korea.  A jangseung or village guardian is a Korean totem pole usually made of wood. Jangseungs were traditionally placed at the edges of villages to mark for village boundaries and frighten away demons.

Jangseung(Totem Pole), Korea. A jangseung or village guardian is a Korean totem pole usually made of wood. Jangseungs were traditionally placed at the edges of villages to mark for village boundaries and frighten away demons.

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