Gambal

Gambal

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Korean Clothing

Writer KimSiduk(金時德)

Cloth wrappers used to protect the feet from cold when traveling a long way.

Gambal are largely divided into two types. The first type was designed to protect the feet when straw shoes were worn on long trips by winding cloth around the feet over the socks. The other type was designed to protect the feet from cold, also by winding cloth over the socks.

At a time when shoes and protective winter gear were not well developed gambal were the only means to protect the feet. Therefore, these foot warmers were an important item that were necessary to prepare for a long journey or cold winter.

Gambal

Gambal
Location of the encyclopedia

Korean Clothing

Writer KimSiduk(金時德)

Cloth wrappers used to protect the feet from cold when traveling a long way.

Gambal are largely divided into two types. The first type was designed to protect the feet when straw shoes were worn on long trips by winding cloth around the feet over the socks. The other type was designed to protect the feet from cold, also by winding cloth over the socks.

At a time when shoes and protective winter gear were not well developed gambal were the only means to protect the feet. Therefore, these foot warmers were an important item that were necessary to prepare for a long journey or cold winter.