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Jeju Province Introduces Standard Model of “Jeju Haenyeo”

Jeju Province Introduces Standard Model of “Jeju Haenyeo”

JEJU, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Jeju Province introduced a standard model of the “Jeju haenyeo,” or female divers from Jeju Island, to unify various designs and depictions of the national cultural heritage. The model resembles a woman in her 30s to 40s, carrying traditional equipment used for diving, such as mulsojungi (a diver’s suit), [...]

Female Divers of Jeju to Offer Cultural Performances in Canada and Germany

Female Divers of Jeju to Offer Cultural Performances in Canada and Germany

JEJU, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Haenyeo, the women of Jeju who dive in search of seafood, are slated to put on cultural performances in Canada and Germany. According to the organizing committee of the Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival, the women divers of Gosan-ri, Hangyeong-meyon in Jeju will perform at the Kitchener–Waterloo Oktoberfest to [...]

Jeju’s ‘Haenyeo’ Female Divers to Receive Government Allowance

Jeju’s ‘Haenyeo’ Female Divers to Receive Government Allowance

JEJU, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Jeju Island’s aging traditional female divers known as ‘haenyeo’ are set to receive an allowance from the local government beginning in September. According to a new ordinance enacted by the Jeju provincial government last month, aging haenyeo divers, who are also recognized as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO, will [...]

‘Haenyeo’ Divers Likely to Become UNESCO Cultural Heritage

‘Haenyeo’ Divers Likely to Become UNESCO Cultural Heritage

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The Cultural Heritage Administration said Monday that Haenyeo, women divers of Jeju Island, are likely to become a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. If the application is successful, Haenyeo will become Korea’s 19th cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO.  The Evaluation Body of UNESCO suggested the South Korean culture [...]