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It's 'Hanbok', NOT ' Hanfu'




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" 한복은 한국 고유의 전통의상이며, 한국의 문화입니다."
"Hanbok is a traditional Korean costume and Korean culture. "
"Hanbok es un traje tradicional coreano y es una cultura coreana".
"Hokob est un costume traditionnel coréen, et c'est la culture coréenne."
"Hanbok adalah pakaian tradisional Korea dan budaya Korea."
"Hanbok ist ein einzigartiges koreanisches traditionelles Kleid und ist eine koreanische Kultur".
"Hang è un costume tradizionale unico in Corea, ed è la cultura coreana."

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The hanbok (in South Korea) or Chosŏn-ot (in North Korea) is the traditional Korean clothes. The term "hanbok" literally means "Korean clothing"

The hanbok can be traced back to the Three Kingdoms of Korea period (1st century BC–7th century AD), with roots in the peoples of what is now northern Korea and Manchuria. Early forms of hanbok can be seen in the art of Goguryeo tomb murals in the same period, with the earliest mural paintings dating to the 5th century. From this time, the basic structure of the hanbok consisted of the jeogori jacket, baji pants, chima skirt, and the po coat. The basic structure of hanbok was designed to facilitate ease of movement and integrated many motifs of shamanistic nature.These basic structural features of the hanbok remains relatively unchanged to this day. However, present days hanbok which is worn nowadays is patterned after the hanbok worn in the Joseon dynasty.

The clothing of Korea's rulers and aristocrats after AD 7, was influenced by both foreign and indigenous styles, including significant influences from various Chinese dynasties, resulting in some styles of clothing, such as the simui from Song dynasty,[4] gwanbok worn by male officials were generally adopted from and/or influenced by the court clothing system of the TangSong, and Ming dynasties, and Court clothing of women in the court and women of royalty were adapted from the clothing style of Tang and Ming dynasties, the cheolik from the Mongol clothing and bestowed from the Ming court, and the magoja from Manchu clothing. The cultural exchange was also bilateral and Goryeo hanbok had cultural influence on some clothing of Yuan dynasty worn by the upper class (i.e. the clothing worn by Mongol royal women's clothing and in the Yuan imperial court Commoners were less influenced by these foreign fashion trends, and mainly wore a style of indigenous clothing distinct from that of the upper classes.

The closure of the jeogori to the right is an imitation of the Han Chinese jackets. However, jeogori typical style is hypothesized to have originated from hufu or nomadic dress which is worn by northern nomadic people in Asia. Such style also appear in the history of Chinese clothing as they were also influenced by nomadic dress. Koreans wear the hanbok for formal or semi-formal occasions and events such as festivals, celebrations, and ceremonies. In 1996, the South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism established "Hanbok Day" to encourage South Korean citizens to wear the hanbok.

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