Monthly Archives: January 2016

Korean knots – Maedeup

Watching Korean dramas makes me wonder about some of the costumes and accessories. One particularly striking accessory is the norigae (노리개). Norigae is both a fashion accessory, as well as a good-luck charm hoped to bring eternal youth, wealth or … Continue reading

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Korean Bridal Robe – Hwalot

The book The Art of Oriental Embroidery: History, Aesthetics, and Techniques by Young Yang Chung has an entire chapter devoted to the Korean Bridal Robe. Dating back to the Silla dynasty (A.D. 668 – 935), the Korean bridal robe is a stunningly … Continue reading

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