What is a Hanbok?
A hanbok is a traditional Korean dress. Throughout Korean history, commoners wore the hanbok and it became popularized during the celebrated Joseon Dynasty. Interestingly, the hanbok was adopted from nomadic cultures in northern Asia, so its style is drastically different from the formal wear adopted by agricultural cultures like China. Although the style of the hanbok evolved over time, Koreans still wear the hanbok for formal or semi-formal events like festivals, celebrations, special family events, weddings or first birthdays.
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