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Traditional Craft- Making Programs


Some of Korea’s famous traditional crafts include a Bojagi (square piece of cloth used to wrap items) and plates made from hanji paper, both of which are made by hand. Craft workshops and museums in Insa-dong and Gahoe-dong, as well as the Korea house, Bukchon hanok village and Incheon International Airport offer traditional handicraft making programs.

Gagyo in Insa-dong offers a 3-hour program in making quilts or stitching. You can make a simple bojagi (a square piece of cloth) which often has charming bright colors so can be hung on the wall for decoration or used to cover a dining table.

Many people visit Korea House to watch the traditional art performances, but here they also offer nine hands-on activities like Hanji paper crafts, knot making, Korean traditional mask making, and traditional musical instrument classes. You can participate in as many as 2-3 programs in one visit.

The Korea House

Gahoe Museum, Hansangsu Embroidery Museum, and Dong-Lim Knot Museum are all located in Bukchon hanok village. As well as viewing the exhibitions, you can try out various hands-on cultural activities such as fan illustration and knot making for only a small fee.

Gahoe Museum
Dong-Lim Knot Museum
Hansangsu Embroidery Museum

The Traditional Culture Experience Hall is located on the third floor of the departure hall at Incheon International Airport and offers two free programs: making Hanji jewelry boxes and making cell-phone accessories by using traditional sewing techniques. VisitKorea recommends these programs to travelers on lengthy layover, as they offer a unique experience of Korean culture.

Incheon Airport Traditional Culture Experience Hall

Traditional Craft- Making Programs
 

Location

Program

Fee

Inquiries

Note

Insa-dong

Gagyo

Sewing Crafts

₩30,000won

+82-2-720-0365
(Korean, Japanese)

*3-hour course
* In Japanese

Tourist Information Center

Hanbok wearing experience

₩3,000won

+82-2-731-1676
(Korean,English)

 

Jonginamu Gallery

Hanji Crafts

₩30,000won

+82-2-766-3397
(Korean)

*Minimum 4 persons
*In Korean

 

The Korea House

Knot-making

₩40,000won

+82-2-2266-9101~3
(English,Japanese)
+82-2-2267-4128
(Chinese)

* Make a reservation on the phone
*2~3 courses at once
* classes last 2 hours

*In Korean

Traditional mask-making

₩40,000won

Hanji Crafts

₩40,000won

Traditional musical instruments

₩30,000won

Gahoe Museum

Fan illustration

₩7,000won

+82-2-741-0466
(Korean,English, Japanese)

*Open: 10:00~17:00
*In Korean

Hansangsu Embroidery Museum

Embroidery

₩3,000won

+82-2-744-1545
(Korean)

*Open: 10:00~17:00
*In Korean

Dong-Lim Knot Museum

Cell-phone accessories-making

₩5,000won

+82-2-334-5335
(Korean)

*In Korean

The Traditional Culture Experience Hall of the Incheon International Airport
(The third floor at the east & west corner)

Hanji jewelry box-making Sewing Crafts

Free

+82-32-741-3215
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

*Open: 07:00~22:00 *English, Japanese, Chinese Interpretation service

 

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