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