Your Guide to the Hanbok

What is a hanbok?

A hanbok is traditional attire in Korean culture that was widely worn in Korea for hundreds of years. The dress is an important part of celebrations and holidays in Korea, and holds great importance in the lives of Koreans. The dress is primarily worn during formal and semi-formal gatherings like festivals, weddings, ceremonies, and other events that hold great importance.

What does a hanbok look like?

The hanbok is a Korean aesthetic masterpiece from the Goryeo period and was initially designed to encourage ease of movement. Later, the delicate use of silk, ramie and other luxurious material accentuated the dress and made it into a lovely Korean tradition.

A hanbok has delicate, yet sharp, features that makes it stand out from other cultural dresses. The bright colors, beautiful patterns, slim top with wide bottom skirt is nothing less than elegance coupled with sophistication.

The bright colors are another prominent feature of the dress. Most commonly, white, red, blue, black, and yellow colors are combined to make beautiful mixtures and hues accentuated with marvelous flower work.

Why do Koreans wear hanbok?

Just like any other culture, Koreans wear hanbok to signify their culture and to value their traditions and roots. Their unique dress helps them in standing out from the world and hold the place for their norms. A hanbok is an extremely important part of Korean lives and they seem to honor the culture really well.

Other than this, Koreans wear this dress because the dress is more than just a traditional wear. A hanbok is a simple yet a very elegant dress that expresses a lot in every aspect of its design. With different patterns and shape embroidered on the dress, Koreans can convey a beautiful message with this dress and the wishes of the one wearing it.

For example, peonies represent honor and wealth when embroidered on a wedding dress. Similarly, lotus flowers signify a wish for nobility while bats and pomegranates symbolize a desire of having children. On the other hand, dragons, phoenix, tigers, and cranes were a few patterns strictly embroidered on the hanbok of the nobles from a high social status.

As for the colors, various colors represented different social and marital status. For instance, bright colors are worn by children, unmarried females chose to wear yellow and red colors, wives and mothers wore a combination of green and red while those who are high in society got to wear several color contrasts and combinations. In the past, the common person was only allowed to wear pale shades of green or pink, or simply white.

What is a Hanbok made of?

Many types of material are chosen to make a hanbok. Materials such as silk, satin, ramie, or cotton are the most popular materials. Just like the colors, the type of material used to create hanbok signifies social status. Higher officials and other important personalities wore hanbok made of luxurious fabric while commoners only wore cotton.

How do we make hanbok today?

We make hanboks with love and a lot of effort. It is because we value our traditional dress and we want people to carry our tradition in today’s era, as well. The hanbok is not just clothing, but it is an important attire for us as it was centuries ago.

We customize hanboks for different events, but most importantly, we customize hanbok according to how the customer wants it. Everything is up to the desires of the buyer. From the type of material, color hues and combinations, to the styling, embroidery, and the patterns – all customizations are according to how the customer wants it.

We also have hanboks that are ready to wear. These hanboks are designed and tailored by a team of experts that meticulously takes care of every detail and makes sure every design is put in place.

Just place your order:

A customer can easily place their order from our website or reach us through chat or phone. We have something in store for all of our customers at the best prices possible. We offer style and quality with no compromise on the kind of work we do. Lastly, our shop makes hanboks to win our customers, and we win their appreciation through our hard work.