Cap for Confucian Scholars

unknownRepublic of Korea/Joseon Dynasty

National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea
Seoul, South Korea

Yugeon is a hat worn by Confucian scholars during the Joseon Dynasty and was made of black hemp, ramie, or cotton cloth. Since it resembled the Chinese character 民 (min) when its triangular side corners were folded in half, it was also called minjageon, which means a hat resembling character 民 (min). It was close in its design to brimless horsehair-woven official hat, and its two upper sides were slightly raised in the shape of a triangle. Two strings attached to either lower side were tied and fastened under the chin.

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  • Title: Cap for Confucian Scholars
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Republic of Korea/Joseon Dynasty
  • Location: 한국
  • Physical Dimensions: Height 21 Length 13.5 Width 14
  • Type: Clothing/Official Hat/Headgear/Confucian Scholar’s Hat
  • Medium: Leno weave/Chinese yam