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Saeang-meori by Glimja Saeang-meori by Glimja
This hairstyle is called "Saeang-meori" or "Saeng-meori"
(Meori means the hair).

It is the formal style for girldom.
Unmarried women just braided their hair normally,
but they made the hair like this when they enter the palace (for full dress).

And this was also the hairstyle for some young court ladies,
but not everyone.
Just for high level maids.
For example, in fact, Dae Jang Geum coudn't make her hair like this
because royal kitchen ladies were in low level position.

But this hairstyle is cute and pretty,
So all of court ladies make this hair in Korean historical dramas :D (Big Grin) 

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Stratos-j Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017
Very interesting. Thank you for the picture and explanations! I wonder what hairstyle Jang Geum would've been wearing then? Clap +fav 
Glimja Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
Just "daenggi", and when she grew up 20,
then she made her hair "Jjok"
(because every court ladies were considered as King's wives ^^)

sorry to be late !! <3
seawaterwitch Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Oh I see, Thanks :)  :hug: Il ove Korean drama Pearl in the palace (Jang Geum) so much :)
Glimja Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh, The English title of Dae Jang Geum is Pearl in the palace?
That sounds nice XD
Me too, I very loved that drama, too.
maybe when I was 11 or 12.
You know what? The animation of Jang geum.
I liked that anime too~
seawaterwitch Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
I know the animation of Jang Geum, It's cute *__*  I love Korean drama because their beautiful hanbok and I can learn Korean Traditional custom :)  Tamra Island, Arang and The Magistrate, Korean Horor Movie - Sobok (Evil Twin)  *__*
Glimja Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
So many drama!! I like Tamra Island too ^_^
And when you get a chance
try to watch Jang Hee Bin.
(made in 2003, KBS. there're so many Jang Hee Bin drama XD)
It's one of my favorite Historical drama and so many beautiful custom!!
seawaterwitch Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
WOW!!  I will searching for it, Thanks for the info :)  I love historical drama too *__*  I love the original traditional hanbok flowing, I'm not to keen with modern hanbok as in Faith - The Great Doctor.  Btw Kim Bum from The Gifted Hand - Korean movie - is so handsome *___*
Glimja Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh, You know him? I like that actor  *__*
I saw him in Korean dramas more than movies.
His works were not that fine pieces.... ^^;;; But his face and characters are so cute!! :lovely: 
seawaterwitch Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Yes Indeed *__*  Tamra Island is a beautiful Koran Drama too, Park Hyu or Im Joo Hwan is so cute :)  I love male hanbok. Is there a rule for male hanbok?
Glimja Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes, of course.
Female hanbok depends on upper clothes(Jeogori), hairs, and trinkets.
But male hanbok usually differs from hats and outer garments.

I'll draw it after ladies' ornaments ~!! ^_^
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Miyeong Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013   General Artist
I knew these things!~^^
Your drawings are so representative and beautifully capture the Korean History.
Glimja Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nommy smile 
I very love Korean fashion and culture, especially the costumes!!  ^///^
Miyeong Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013   General Artist
So do I!~\(^-^)/
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