Traditional Korean culture, from food to folktales, still play a very large role in Korea’s modern world, and in this month’s October Traditional Box this month we wanted to share some of these traditional aspects of Korea’s culture with you!
Read on to find out what’s in this month’s box:
October’s magazine is perfect for those who want to learn more about Korean history and culture, and those who receive our Traditional Box will also gain all sorts of interesting info about unique Korean mythological creatures, exciting folktales, ancient Hanok Villages and Korea’s first ever female ruler – along with our classic beauty solutions, language section and delicious recipes!
This beautiful postcard was exclusively designed during our collaboration with the talented calligraphy artist Jang Hyeon Ju – and is perfect for sending a heartfelt message or even as a pretty bookmark!
Traditional ‘Bokjumeoni’ Fortune Pouch and Ancient Korean Coins
Officially called Bokjumeoni, these ‘lucky bags’ are coin purses used to bring good fortune and traditionally come in the five colours that represent the the five elements of Asian philosophy; red, blue, yellow, white and black.
But you can’t have a coin purse without coins, which is why every box will also include three traditional Korean coins. Korean rulers began making their own coins over a thousand years ago, after they were introduced by Chinese settlers – originally known as wuzhuin Chinese, Korean’s called these coins oshuchon or ‘five grain‘.
Traditional ‘Hahoe’ DIY Mask Pendant
Our last culture item in this month’s box is a DIY mask pendant, which you can colour and paint any way you like.
Traditionally, Korean masks are a frenzy of exaggerated features and vivid primary colours to symbolise the personality of the mask’s character – so don’t hold back, go crazy with your colours and enjoy creating your own little piece of traditional Korean art!
MIKWANG Whole Wheat Cracker
Although they may not look like your typical tasty treat, these MIKWANG (미광) whole wheat crackers are great to snack on when you’re feeling peckish but still want to save room for dinner!
Allergy Advice: Wheat and soybean
Ingredients: Fried wheat, sugar, malt, vegetable fat and oil, palm oil and soybean
Received one or our favourite sheet masks? They’ll have you glowing in no time! Use this as part of your routine to end the day with a little pamper!
Make sure to tag us in your pamper session this month, we want to see those selfies!
We can’t get enough of them, and if you’re also obsessed, why not check out our 7 DAY SHEET MASK SET to try a mask a day? We promise you’ll love the effects!
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