Costumes of the World - Korea

These original, hand drawn illustrations are from my Costumes of the World collection and depict the traditional Hanbok style dress for men and women.


A hanbok (in South Korean 한복) or Chosŏn-ot (in North Korean) is a traditional Korean dress for semi-formal or formal attire during traditional occasions such as festivals, celebrations, and ceremonies. It is characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines without pockets. Although the term literally means "Korean clothing", today Hanbok usually refers specifically to clothing worn during the Joseon dynasty period (1392–1897). In 1996, the South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism established "Hanbok Day" to encourage South Korean citizens to wear hanbok.


Hanbok consists of 2 main pieces. On the upper body, both men and women wear an garment called jeogori (저고리). The woman's jeogori is fastened by a string called goreum. Women then pair their jeogori with a long skirt called chima whereas men wear baggy pants called baji (바지). The outfit is complemented by silk shoes called kkotsin/gomusin.


You can read more about traditional Hanbok dress here at

The illustration are available as:

- a double portrait (x1 print - x2 figures)

- single figures (man or woman)

- a pair (x2 prints - x1 man and x1 woman)


Sizes available:

A5 / 210 x 148mm

A4 / 297 x 210mm

A3 / 420 x 297mm

All open editions, signed and dated in pencil.

Ready to be mounted and framed, each print is posted with a protective greyboard backing in a bio-degradable sleeve, and in a hard-backed envelope. A3 prints are wrapped in tissue paper and shipped in a postal tube.

Korea - Costumes of the World Print