|Korean Traditional Costume: Han-bok|
|Han-bok is a traditional costume of Korea consisting of straight lines and smooth curves. It is characterized by its bright colorings, its flowing simple lines, and the way hiding the body shape without no pockets: the loose-fitting costume is tailored to conceal the natural curves of the body. The colorful traditional clothes, Han-bok, is often worn during traditional holidays including New Year's Day, Lunar New Year's Day, Harvest Moon Festival, etc.; social affairs with a traditional Korean theme; and other festive occasions. Also, it is worn on the days of celebration such as wedding. The variety of its designs and colors represent the rich culture of traditional Korea as well as its beauty and grace.
For thousands of years, Han-bok has been the Koreans' unique traditional costume. It had been worn everyday by people before the Western-style clothing arrived in Korea. According to the people's status in society and the different seasons, its color, material, and manner of wearing were all different. In current times, different styles of Han-bok have been altered to better suit everyday practical comfort.
The women's Han-bok comprises a wrap-around skirt and a bolero-like jacket which is often called chima (skirts) and jeogori (jackets) in Korean. On the other hand, the men's Han-bok consists of a short jacket and pants, called baji in Korean, which are roomy and bound at the ankles. Both ensembles may be topped by a long coat of a similar cut called durumagi which is worn over regular clothes for warmth during cold weather.
|There are more elegant information about Han-bok in the following:
1. Women's Clothing
2. Men's Clothing
3. Children's Clothing
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