Knotting in Style

What is Maedeup (매듭)? Literally, a knot, in form and in direct translation of the word. It’s another example of how Koreans take humble materials and through precise, diligent labor and careful attention to detail, end up with something really beautiful and precious. These knots were used by both men and women as accessories for

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Hairstyles of Chosun Women

Korean women have always taken great pride in hair. The styles and accessories have evolved over time, so let’s take a look at one prime period for hair: Chosun Dynasty. During the Chosun Dynasty, an abundance of hair was considered a sign of beauty. The unmarried women would braid their hair down long (“almost to

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