South Korea Doll with Child Saekdongot Hanbok

Large Korean doll wearing the saekdongot Hanbok, traditional Korean dress consisting of a short jacket with long sleeves (Jeogori) and a skirt (Chima). Her jacket has colorful stripes, typical for the saekdongot. The child is a little boy according to his headgear (Hogeon). The hogeon is for boys aged from one to five years old. He also wears the saekdongot.

Folklore is in the air… uhm… ear!


Object Doll wearing traditional costume
Origin South Korea
Culture Unknown
Medium Cloth over wire, fabric, styrofoam, yarn, wood
Mark or Tag None
Made by Unknown
Size H 36 cm
Dates from Not dated
Acquired Fleemarket


Here’s a postcard that matches this doll. It shows how the people living in South Korea are dressed in their traditional costume.

Text on the back of the postcard: ‘Korea: kinderkoor’. Foster Parents Plan card of a Korean children’s choir. Not dated.

Happy collecting,