28 octobre 2016


The hanbok is the traditional outfit of the Korean People.

Koreans nowadays wear this outfit only on festive days or special anniversaries, however it was worn daily up until just 100 years ago.

For example, when you visit a traditional palace you can see many people wearing hanbok and you can rent one if you want.

The hanbok is characterized by simple lines and no pockets.

Based on the Oriental philosophy of yin and yang and five basic elements of universe-

fire, water, wood, metal, earth, the colors are a combination of white, blue, black, red, and yellow.

In ancient time, colorful silk was mostly used by the ruling class whereas whilst middle and low class wore white garments made of cotton or hemp, using natural dyes.

Even if the Hanbok alone is very simple you but colorful, you have a huge amount of accessories.

You have more than 3 different type of hat (Samo, Gat, Nambawi), and different type of crown.

Today, yo can find many dresses inspired by hanbok. Indeed, the traditional Hanbok has been adapted in time and have nowadays some variations.


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