Back of 1882 Korean Flag collector's pin. KORE - Keepin Our Roots Eternal
Side view of limited edition 1882 Korean Flag pin.


KORELIMITED's 1882 design represents the flag of the Korean Empire based on the US Navy's 'Flags of the Maritime Nations' (published on July 1882). This was the first flag design ever created and introduced in Korea. After the government realized that many other countries had their own flag, they decided to create their own to distinguish themselves from others. The flag displayed the trigrams in the reversed order until they were officially established by the South Korean government in 1948.