Monday, February 28, 2011

What is Hanbok?

The photo below was taken when we visited the National Folk Museum of Korea.  The photo below was the traditional dress of Korean women , Hanbok (South Korea) or Chosŏn-ot (North Korea). It is often characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines without pockets. Although the term literally means "Korean clothing", hanbok today often refers specifically to hanbok of Joseon Dynasty and is worn as semi-formal or formal wear during traditional festivals and celebrations. Modern hanbok does not exactly follow the actual style as worn in Joseon dynasty since it went through some major changes during the 20th century for practical reasons.

Hanbok for kids

Post will not be complete without me modeling it, so that's me below wearing Hanbok photo was taken when attend the celebration of Lotus Lantern Festival last year in Seoul.

Smiling Sally


anne said...

That is a nice outfit, I always just seen it on tv of korean drama series

chubskulit said...

We failed to do that. We planned to have our picture taken wearing the traditional hanbok but we never did do it. You look good on that Rhe,.


My Blue Monday

SmilingSally said...

I see that blue purse!

Happy Blue Monday, Ryheanne.

kat said...

ah! kumbaga Maria Clara sa Pinas ang Hanbok..hehehe.

Happy BM Hyanne. Yong entry ko nasa Mom's Place.

Dhemz said...

ay bagay sau dear....:) dami akong nakikita na ganyan sa south korea...lalo na don sa museum nila...would love to try one of those..ehehehe!

w0rkingAth0mE said...

I saw this dress in other blog pero bata yon nagsuot .. Nice one girl fits on you ..

MY MYM is here

Jingle said...


special blue...