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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Hanbok from Head to Toe

This is my 3rd article about Hanbok and here I would try to write more details of Hanbok, one by one. Hanbok is a Korean traditional costume wear by any gender, men and women for all of ages. 

Details of Hanbok part by part :

저고리 Jeogori :
It is the upper jacketlike part of Hanbok both men and women wear. 저고리 covers the arms and upper part of the wearer's body.

It is consists of :

길 gil :the large section of the garment in both front and back side.
깃 git : a band of fabric that trims the collar.
동정 dongjeong : removable white collar placed over the end of the git and is generally squared off. Modernly, is backed with paper, to prevent cleaning the entire jacket when just the collar is dirty..
고름 goreum : coat strings attached to the breast part to tie the jeogori.
배래 baerae : the curve of the sleeve.
부리 buri : the hem of the sleeve. It is the 'pointed end' of the sleeve, like the beak of a bird.
당 dang : underarm gussets.

도련 do-ryeon : the curve of the jacket hem.
거들지 Geo-deul-ji : white over-cuffs, the cuff equivalent of the dongjeong.
길gil : the panels of fabric that make up the body of the jacket.
긷 git : the collar of the jacket.
고름 go-reum : the strings used to tie the jacket panels closed.
진동 jindong : the seam attaching the sleeve to the body.
끝동 kkeutdong : a cuff attached, of a constrasting colour.
무 mu : side gores.
섭 seop : the overlapping panel(s) attached to the centre front seam.
소매 so-mae: the sleeve.

두루마기 Durumagi :
is an overcoat of Hanbok, the Korean traditional garment. It is usually the topmost layer of clothing that is worn over jeogori (jacket) and baji (pants).

치마 Chima :
Chima is the wrap-around skirt for woman's Hanbok with long enough to fall down from the chest to the floor. In the Goryeo Dynasty, women used to wear chima of 7 or 8 thickness in order to appear more luxurious and elegant. In the Joseon dynasty, women wore an underskirt called mujigi (petticoat) with three, five or seven layers.
There were various kinds of chima developed during the Joseon Dynasty :
Gyeopchima a lined skirt; hotchima an unlined skirt for daily use; seuranchima a long skirt patterned with gold and

Photo :

Daeranchima (photo above) a skirt patterned twice with gold and it was used for queens, princess or for formal ceremonies.

바지 Baji
Baji is a Korean traditional trousers usually using with Korean man as an outer garment, it is bound at the waist with a cloth belt. The trousers's shape is baggy. In the past times, women were also wore baji as an underwear or I can say as a petticoat (because women were also had the inner underwear before wearing baji), and it wore before chima.
There is band attached at the end of the trouser legs named 대님 daenim, this band is using to tie the trouser at the ankles.

버선 Beoseon
is a Korean traditional socks with the shape similiar with foot. It can be various by purpose, shape and sewing technique.

Photo credit :

곧은버선 goteun beoseon or 고들목버선 godeulmok beoseon and 누인버선 nuin beoseon are types of beoseon defined by the shape.
솜버선 som beoseon, 겹버선 gyeop beoseon, 홑버선 hot beoseon, 누비버선 nubi beoseon are the types of beoseon devided by sewing method.

당혜 Danghye
Danghye is a pair of shoes worn by women in Korea. The beauty embroidered and great mixed color of Korean shoes, makes Korean women look more beautiful when wear it together with the Hanbok.

References : 
An Illustrated Guide to Korean Culture
some of assorted resources

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