Binyeo is a hairpin used to secure the chignon, and could have different name by its head shape and material. This is called Yongjam, which directs a dragon shaped-Binyeo. There is a dragon’s head engraving on one end, and the use of Yongjam was exclusively for the queen. This particular Binyeo is also decorated with a motif of phoenix, a symbol of good fortune designed especially for the women of royal household.


  • Title: Bi-nyeo, Hairpin
  • Creator: Unkown
  • Date: 19th century
  • Physical Dimensions: w18~38 cm
  • Type: costume
  • Rights: Seok Juseon Memorial Museum, Dankook University

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