The Korean hanbok has beautiful patterns sewn onto it.
Today these are nice to look at, but in the past, they were more than simple decorations.
The symbols in the different patterns used to tell a lot about the person wearing the clothes.
The signs of high royalty were the dragon and the phoenix.
The king, queen, and other top members of the royal family used to have these sewn onto their clothes.
Clouds and cranes meant honesty and truth, so scholars usually wore them.
Animals such as the tiger and leopard stood for bravery and strength, so they were used on military clothing.