Norigae is a traditional Korean accessory that is hung from a woman's jeogori goreum (coat strings) or hanbok chima (skirt) and so on. It is composed of four parts: the ddidon, a hook to attach the norigae to the hanbok, the paemul, the main ornament of the norigae, the maedeup, the knots of the norigae, and the sul, the tassels.
The norigae is both a good-luck charm and a fashion accessory. It is believed to bring something such as eternal youth, wealth, or many sons (depending on its shape). Usually, the norigae from the parents' or in-laws' home was passed down to descendants.
Norigaes have various shapes derived from nature or from everyday life. They are divided into samjaks and danjaks, and samjaks can then be divided again into daesamjaks and sosamjaks. Daesamjaks and sosamjaks have the same form, but each one's paemul is different.