Three men in traditional Korean attire can be seen doing ga-lae-jil or spade shoveling (가레질). The man in the right is shoveling what appears to be stones from the ground into a basket which is attached to ropes on both ends and held by other two men. Hyeng-ka-rai-tjil-tchi-ki (행가레질치기) was a form of punishment for the losers in games that derived itself from the practice of ga-lae-jil (가레질). The loser would be swung by four boys, each one taking an arm or leg until he becomes very tired. A title for the piece and an artist seal appear at the top right. There are 22 other watercolor paintings in the collection illustrating Korean games and rendered by the same artist, Gisan (기산) of Choryang, Korea.
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Reconsidering Asian Material Texts Workshop (19 Apr 2013)
[Book] Culin, R. S. 1958. Games of the Orient. : Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 32, plate VII
[Book] Culin, R. S. 1895. Korean Games, with Notes on the Corresponding Games of China and Japan.
: Page/Fig./Plate: pg. 32, plate VII
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