Price: 108.00 euro
Unique statue from North Korea, incredible rare find. Only one in the world for sale right now. Made of porcelain and stamp and number on the bottom. 1 of the tip of the wings is slightly damaged.
Chollima is an important symbol in North Korea. The state also gave the name to the Chollima Movement, which promoted fast economic development, similar to that of the Chinese Great Leap Forward. After the Korean War, the country required rebuilding to function again. In order to expedite the construction, President Kim Il Sung devised the slogan “rush as the speed of Chollima”.
The Chollima Statue is a monument on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang. The monument was constructed as a gift to Kim Il Sung. The statue was unveiled on 15 April 1961, the 49th birthday of Kim Il Sung. The monument is 46 meters tall in total. The two figures riding the Chollima, a worker and a woman peasant, are 7 meters and 6.5 meters tall, respectively. The worker raises a document from the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the peasant holds a sheaf of rice. The figures are made of bronze, while the base is granite.