norigae 노리개

In Attire
Relationship: Child of im/migrant
One red and one blue norigae
One red and one blue norigae

The image above is of a norigae 노리개 which we have in our home as decoration. In Korean culture, the norigae acts as a lucky charm and protects the person wearing it from misfortune. Different parts of the norigae, like the shape of the knots and the main decor piece, symbolize the wearer's wishes for wearing it whether it's for a long life or for getting wealthy. Norigaes can also be put on a Korean traditional dress, hanbok, as well. For our family, the norigaes were presented as a gift when we arrived in America and has been in our household for as long as we've had it proudly showing our heritage. 

Place(s): Korea
Year: 1997

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