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Women's Hanbok Color by Glimja Women's Hanbok Color by Glimja
In the old days, There were some rules about women's hanbok.

Unmarried ladies : yellow (or stripes of many colors) jeogori + crimson chima
New brides : yellow-green + crimson
After giving birth to the first babies : yellow + navy
Middle-aged : jade green + navy.

Of course, These were not rigorous,
but usually the colors were changed from bright to dark.

In women's hanbok.
navy ceutdong (edges of sleeves) means she has a son,
purple goreum (coat string) means her husband is alive.
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CFRfan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
Thanks for explaining the meaning of hanbok colors.
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Glimja Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Professional General Artist
My Pleasure ~~ Llama Emoji-37 (Teehee) [V2] 
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Sunike Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016
The same rule has applied to Hungarian traditional wear as well. Older village women still apply it in Romania.

For young women: bright green, light shades of blue, pink, bright red + hair worn in a simple braid for older girls, 2 for young ones.

Newly married women: bright read, darker greens and blues + hair worn in a bun and hidden under head scarf (Married women normally didn't show their hair to outsiders.)

married with children: crimson, darker greens and blues + headscarf 

old women: brown, gray, navy or black and either very few no patterns + headscarf
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Glimja Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Professional General Artist
It is very interesting!! I wish to learn about your traditional costume.
I want to make another illustration series about other countries' and peoples' clothes custom, after my Hanbok series.
I can't find as many information ans reference as I want,
So foreigners' are very useful to me :) Thank you!!
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Sunike Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016
I'd be glad to help. Your Hanbok series is absolutely awesome! We have several costumes, so I will PM you a list of links. :) I was wondering if you would like to post some line arts as well. It's always fun to color in dresses from all over the world. Especially traditional ones, because those often have rules to the colors, materials, etc. 

Thank you again for your series and keep up the good work!
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meshuchan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
May I ask something? About the sleeves of the hanbok for unmarried ladies: is there any rules for the color stripes? Like: the maximum of stripes? The colors that're allowed to use and those don't?v.v... (sori for my poor english >"<)
Thanks for the amazing gallery after all, your arts help me a lot ~
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Glimja Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
No, There is no special rules or limit.

Five colors are the symbol of Five Elements theory,
every energy of nature and university.
Blue, White, Red, Black, Yellow. 
People thought that these color save children's health and happiness ^_^
But It is allowed to use other colors like pink or green.
Today people use strip colors Jeogori just for aesthetic.

You can see images in google by this word; 색동저고리
I wish my explanation helpful!! X)
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meshuchan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Thanks you so much \ ( ^ v ^ ) /
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Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very interesting! I remember seeing about the yellow+crimson for young unmarried ladies somewhere before, but I had no idea about all these other details! Thank you again for sharing these informations! :aww:
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Glimja Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
I thank you for your comment, too ^_^
It made me pleased that my drawing is helpful.
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pendragon-09 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow these reminds me of korean shows I watch XD


pssst...dood did you forget the nose on that one?
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Glimja Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
No, I skipped the nose intentionally.
Because the paper was too small to portray their noses in detail.
(as you see, I omitted their nostrils, too ^^)
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pendragon-09 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, haha I ust thought you did, no worries then ^_^
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fabi2011 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
always instructive and beautiful works! Thank you very much!
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Glimja Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
The pleasure is mine, for your daily comment <3
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fabi2011 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
:hug:
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Miyeong Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013   General Artist
These hanbok are so beautiful!~I knew these things!~
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Glimja Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes, I think so. Hanbok is always beautiful :love: 
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