|Hanja||靴, or 鞾|
Hwa are a type of traditional Korean boot, which, along with yi (이), is a subdivision of Korean shoes. The yi refers to all kind of shoes that do not go up to ankle. Hwa are usually made of leather, and artisans who make the shoes are called hwajang (화장). It was originally worn by ethnic minorities of northern China. It is assumed that hwa was introduced to Korea from Tang Dynasty of China during the Three Kingdoms period.
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