A selection of the the best Korean Hanbok Women
In this collection dedicated to the Korean Hanbok Women, you will be able to shop the famous traditional cloth from Korea.
The colors are key points of the Hanbok Women
It is undeniable, the hanbok is a beautiful outfit! The patterns and colors on the clothes are not for nothing! Indeed, they have an essential role in bringing out the beauty and elegance of the hanbok. The harmony of colors brings all the aesthetics to the outfit.
You probably know that the emblematic color in Korea is white. Symbol of purity, white goes well with all colors and allows to contrast with the inevitable black hair, quite characteristic of Asians. This craze for white has earned Koreans the nickname of "people dressed in white".
The association of colors was a way to determine the social class of an individual. Thus, we found mainly the hanboks of the upper classes with bright colors, including primary colors (cyan, yellow and magenta for those who have forgotten their art class in college). But the association of bright colors remains a characteristic of the hanbok in a general way; it is the different associations that will allow to determine the social status of the person, like a code.
I will come back to this later, but the hanbok was and still is worn for ceremonies such as weddings. On her wedding day, the bride will wear a green jeogori and a dark red chima, while her mother and the mother of the groom, both long married, will wear a yellow jeogori and a blue chima. Of course, today the bride's hanbok has been swapped for the more contemporary white dress, but it is not impossible that couples choose to have a 100% traditional ceremony !
The Hanbok Women's patterns are also important
As I said before, the colors, but also the patterns, play an important role in the aesthetics of the hanbok. For instance, you can feel the charm that emerges from this antique women hanbok or from one of theses traditional joyful hanbok. The patterns also help to locate an individual in the social hierarchy. Certain animals that are emblematic of Asian culture may be depicted on hanboks and identify members of the highest social classes. Chinese characters can also be represented, such as that of good fortune or longevity, to bring luck to the owner of the garment.