Sunday, September 28, 2008

Korean Dol Today (Korea Version)

The first picture is a traditional table set up for a Korean baby's 1st Birthday.

A typical dol arrangement includes candy towers, rice cake (duk), display of fruits and the placement of a Korean folding screen in the back.

However, we are noticing that native Koreans are being less traditional in their dol party decor. Candy towers are no longer "a must have" on the birthday table. You will find more use of flower arrangements, balloons and stylish tableware.
Also, notice the backdrop is no longer the traditional folding screen but a modernized Happy Birthday banner.

Its interesting to me that Korean Americans tend to be more traditional in their dol decorations than Koreans in Korea.