South Korea Doll with Janggu Drum

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. She is playing a Janggu drum. Marked ‘Zuid Korea’ (South Korea) by a former owner. The gold text in Korean language along the side of her stand translates to something like ‘True goodness and beauty human figure’ (according to Google Translate).

Folklore is in the air… uhm… ear!


Object Doll wearing traditional costume
Origin South Korea
Culture Unknown
Medium Cloth over wire, fabric, yarn, styrofoam, plastic, wood, sequins, beads, ribbon
Mark or Tag In handwriting & printed on stand
Made by Unknown
Size H 26 cm
Dates from Not dated
Acquired Online


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,