Traditional tableware, such as plates, spoon and chopstick sets, and teacups, is another way to explore Korean culture, not to mention local dining customs. These are made from a variety of materials, such as earthenware, aluminum, and wood. Korean tableware is as beautiful as it is functional, and comes in such a huge variety that those with an interest in household items will have just as much fun as the fashionistas in pursuing the latest trends. There are even collectors who take an interest in Korean ceramics produced using traditional methods because of the high degree of perfection that goes into their construction. Recently the focus has shifted to producing highlyfunctional modern tableware using lighter and more modern materials.
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Seoul's Traditional Markets