Traditional Korean Patterns and Symbols

Traditional Korean Patterns and Symbols

traditional korean patterns and symbols
traditional korean patterns and symbols

Korean society traditionally adjusted to and discovered significance in the request of nature. Needing to pass on the shrouded implications of the characteristic world to who and what is to come and trusting them as a lawfulness in their day by day lives, Korean individuals have made hordes of wonderful and assorted examples and motifs (often typifying promising implications) which can be discovered enhancing everything from Korean customary design to objects of consistently life.

This ability reflected in all parts of Korean culture, from average folks’ day by day merchandise and assistants to imperial apparel. These examples can be discovered wherever you look in Korea, from the Taegeuk in the national banner of South Korea to the creature outlines on chopsticks in eateries.

Numerous Korean images are like the Chinese characters for good fortune, fortune, life span, and fruitfulness.

Normal subjects in Korean images incorporate yearning for heaven, satisfaction, love, and favorable luck.

The utilization of these examples uncovers much about how Koreans looked for reasonableness, and additionally a feeling of refinement and magnificence, in whatever encompassed them.

Double Hee: Happiness for Husband and Wife

twofold hee
twofold hee

This image communicates the desires for a couple to appreciate a glad marriage and many can be found at wedding functions all through Korea and different parts of East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan).

In a more extensive sense, the importance of the double Hee image stretches out to an agreeable blend of Yin (female) and Yang (male) energies taken from Chinese cosmology.

Pujok: Good Luck, Protection


This kind of charm comes in 2 sorts: one goes about as a rabbit’s foot, and alternate attempts to shield from detestable or misfortune. The pujok generally had a yellow foundation with red images or characters. Individuals felt that shrewd spirits disdained the shades of gold and yellow. Red spoke to blood or fire, and mentally it implied the shade of life and feeling.

Individuals appended the pujok to their body or drank its fiery debris after it was scorched. Now and then, it was put on a divider or upper piece of a way to ensure a house or part of a building. A pujok can be modified for a particular sickness or condition or non exclusive ones can be utilized for general purposes. Pujok can be acquired from shamans or some Buddhist friars in Korea.

Buddhist Swastika: Auspiciousness

buddhist swastika
buddhist swastika

The Buddhist image of the swastika speaks to a promising sign in Buddhism and is an antiquated image initially thought to be Indian in beginning – svastika is a Sanskrit word meaning propitiousness or good fortunes.

The swastika was considered to have transcendent virtuous power, and the significance of the entire universe. The swastika images likely go to China and the Korea Peninsula alongside Buddhism.

Danch’eong: Enlightenment


A standout amongst the most unmistakable specialties of Korean Buddhism, the splendidly shaded examples of danch’eong enhance the roofs, overhang, bolster columns, and dividers of sanctuary structures.

The blend of specific hues (blue, red, yellow, white, and dark, in view of the dual principle and the five elements of eastern rationality) symbolized the splendid illumination of the following scene.

Round examples implied individuals’ lives should transmigrate: when somebody achieves Nirvana, he or she can acquire the shrewdness of Buddha.

Taegeuk: Ultimate Existence


The Taegeuk or extreme presence image has its inception in essential esteem and presence. In Buddhism, this example implies a definitive fairness and adjusts.

Typifying the dual principle (of Yin/Yang), the taegeuk likewise speaks to the ceaseless cycle of life.

Fish: Diligent Self-teach


Since a fish does not close its eyes when it dozes or notwithstanding when it kicks the bucket, a parsimonious fan in Buddhism was relied upon to achieve Nirvana with nonstop exertion like a fish.

The exemplary Yin and Yang image can be translated as two fish and the fish can speak to dauntlessness and opportunity.

Lotus: Creation, Birth


A Buddhist story tells that the lotus originated from the navel of a God who dozed submerged called disarray. Hence it symbolizes birth and creation.

The lotus additionally develops from sloppy water and in this manner is an image of the immaculateness that can be accomplished even in attempting and troublesome conditions.

Bat: Good Luck


The Chinese ideogram for bat is articulated the same as the ideogram for favorable luck (pok in Korean). This prompted bat pictures being weaved on pad closes and fused into furniture plans and fittings as an image of favorable luck.

As bats should live 1000 years, their picture was additionally utilized as an image of life span. A plan of 5 bats, called Obok (5 favors), speaks to the five fortunes: life span, riches, wellbeing, love of ideals, and common passing.

8 Marks (p’al kwai): Truths of Life and Nature

8 marks (p'al kwai)
8 marks (p’al kwai)

The eight imprints originate from the Chinese King named Bokhee. As indicated by legend, he made eight checks in the wake of watching the idea of sky, geology, and common laws. These 8 characters were geometric images that were accepted to clarify all regular wonders and shapes.

Individuals thought the 8 marks contained every one of the realities of human life and nature. By following requests and standards of nature in their lives, individuals’ victories and disappointment, joy and misfortune could be concurred with nature’s reality.

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