Arm Warmers

unknownRepublic of Korea/Japanese colonial rule

National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea
Seoul, South Korea

Wristlets were worn to protect the wrists from the cold or heat. Those used in winter were made of silk or cotton cloth that was layered, padded, or quilted for keeping warmth. In summer, wristlets made of wisteria, bamboo, or horsehair were worn around the arms to prevent sweat from lingering and to facilitate ventilation.


  • Title: Arm Warmers
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Republic of Korea/Japanese colonial rule
  • Location: 한국
  • Physical Dimensions: Length 17
  • Type: Clothing/Clothing/Heat Insulation/Cold Weather Gear/Arm Warmer
  • Medium: Wood/Bamboo

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