Jobok are the court attire that officials wore when offering felicitations to the king on days of celebration or while presenting a document containing their advice. The attire consisted of gilt headgear, red robe, red outer skirt, inner silk coat, broad waistband, rank-specific leather belt, lap cover, rear drape, jade ornaments, silk socks, leather shoes, and hand-held tablet. Status was differentiated by the number of ridges on the headgear, the material used for the belt and hand-held tablet, the rear drape pattern, and the color of the jade ornaments. This ceremonial courtier’s robe, or jobok, which was worn by Hwang Cheol (黃鐵, 1864-1930), is an important artifact since its provenance is clearly known.

The front view of the ceremonial robe for courtiers


  • Title: Ceremonial Robe for courtiers
  • Date Created: 1890/1910
  • Location Created: Korea
  • Physical Dimensions: L. 134 cm, W. 46 cm, Arm Length. 103 cm
  • Provenance: Ceremonial Dress From Joseon Dynasty
  • Type: Robe
  • Rights: The Chang Budeok Memorial Gallery of Ewha Womans University Museum
  • Medium: Silk

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