Well Bucket

unknownRepublic of Korea/Since the Liberation of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea
Seoul, South Korea

Durebak, or well bucket, is used for fetching water from a pool. Wooden planks were laid out, and connected along the bottom board, then secured with a rounded metal rim. One of the planks was longer to attach a handle or a rope strap to it. Durebak used in a village’s common well was made through the following process. Two large boards were affixed together at a 45-degree angle, and the triangular open ends at both sides were blocked using more boards. A stick was fixed across the inside of the bucket to connect the two triangular ends. A handle was attached to the stick and tied to a rope. Though tin buckets remained in widespread use in the modern era, the development and nationwide accessibility of the water system led to the diminishing use of durebak.

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  • Title: Well Bucket
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Republic of Korea/Since the Liberation of Korea
  • Location: 한국
  • Physical Dimensions: Height 55.5 Mouth diameter 35 Base diameter 29.5
  • Type: Eating/Kitchen Facilities/Water Supply/Well Bucket
  • Medium: Wood