한복 hanbok, Korean traditional clothes

한복 hanbok, Korean traditional clothes

Farmer (1976), South Korea by Tom Coyer. "Even back in 1976, such a sight had become rare. This was taken just out side of Okcheon, Chungbuk." ~ What a proud-looking man. Hardworking and strong.

Farmer (1976), South Korea by Tom Coyer. "Even back in 1976, such a sight had become rare. This was taken just out side of Okcheon, Chungbuk." ~ What a proud-looking man. Hardworking and strong.

“Haenyo – The Indomitable Diving Grandmas of Jeju Island”    They call themselves haenyo (pronounced hen-yuh), which literally means sea women and the whistling sound they made preceding their exit from the depths is called sumbisori. They are representative of a centuries old tradition, one which transformed their island in to a functioning matriarchy but a way of life which today is in danger of disappearing forever.

“Haenyo – The Indomitable Diving Grandmas of Jeju Island” They call themselves haenyo (pronounced hen-yuh), which literally means sea women and the whistling sound they made preceding their exit from the depths is called sumbisori. They are representative of a centuries old tradition, one which transformed their island in to a functioning matriarchy but a way of life which today is in danger of disappearing forever.

Geumjeongsanseong (Fortress) in Busan.

Geumjeongsanseong (Fortress) in Busan.

korean boatman - 1904. excellent hemp clothes

korean boatman - 1904. excellent hemp clothes

Old Photo of Korean woman ca.1904  All images from Cornell University Library

Old Photo of Korean woman ca.1904 All images from Cornell University Library

vintage everyday: Old Photographs of Life in Korea More Than 100 Years Ago

vintage everyday: Old Photographs of Life in Korea More Than 100 Years Ago

nannashaji: KOREA_Korea House Hwanbyeongnu (Seoul) by koreaholic on Flickr.

nannashaji: KOREA_Korea House Hwanbyeongnu (Seoul) by koreaholic on Flickr.

Portraits have stories: Haenyeo (sea women) is century old culture at the risk of dying out due to modernization. Kim Doo-Soon, 64, wears her diving mask and wetsuit. She is from the fishing village of Hado, Jeju South Korea.

Portraits have stories: Haenyeo (sea women) is century old culture at the risk of dying out due to modernization. Kim Doo-Soon, 64, wears her diving mask and wetsuit. She is from the fishing village of Hado, Jeju South Korea.

Hanbok.

Hanbok.

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