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- Haenyeo are female divers in the Korean province of Jeju. whose livelihood consists of harvesting a variety of mollusks, seaweed, and other sea life from the ocean. Known for their independent spirit, iron will and determination, haenyeo are representative of the semi-matriarchal family structure of Jeju.
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Haenyeo, Women Divers Of The Sea – Jeju Island, South Korea. Photography Project by Jose Jeuland. The Korean tradition of deep-sea diving for fresh seafood dates back to the 5th century. Initially, males dominated this profession. However by the 18th century, women divers, also known as Haenyeo (해녀) or “sea women” gradually became associated with this tradition.
Live. •. Documentary: 12 year old Korean Haenyeo Diver in 1975. This film documents a day in the life of a 12 year old Korean girl, learning to dive as a haenyeo on the island of Jeju. This novice diver is of the last generation that will engage in this vocation, and serves as an important historical document.
1 day ago · These people are haenyeo (which literally translates to "sea women"), the female divers of Jeju Island. Within South Korea's patriarchal society, haenyeo were pioneers who challenged and redefined...
The Haenyeo (women divers), some in their 80s, dive to collect seaweed, shellfish and other seafood in a unique way (Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO). You can still see some of these sea mermaids 'at work' and learn all about their history and culture in the Haenyeo museum on Jeju island.
Feb 28, 2018 · Jeju Island's haenyeo redefine the role of women in Korean society | © Idobi/gallery Meaning “sea woman,” the term haenyeo refers to the island’s women, who make a living by taking daily dives into the sea to gather seaweed, clams and abalone.
Nov 02, 2016 · For more than a century, Korean women have earned a living deep-sea diving to catch oysters, sea cucumbers, abalones, sea urchins, and squids. Known as "haenyo," meaning "sea women," they hold their breath for two minutes, diving 65 feet deep without any equipment. In recent years, their numbers have rapidly decreased.
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- These Superwomen dive without any diving gear. These Sea Mermaids of Jeju Island has been diving since generations for sea bounty to support their families.
- Jeju Haenyeo can hold their breath for 3 Minutes under 10-30 meters depth. When it went on for 1,2, 3 minutes I was like ‘Please someone Save them’! It was scary.
- The History of Jeju Haenyeo dates back to 453 AD. In the olden days, most men were either away fighting wars or died in deep-sea ventures. The responsibility to run the household fell on the shoulders of women.
- The job of Jeju Haenyeo is called Muljil. The technique of diving in sea for bounty is called Muljil. The young girls as young as 7-8 years start to learn the techniques.