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Cloth Wrapping the Deceased

unknownRepublic of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea

Haengjeon, or gaiters, are a cloth used for covering pants below the knees, and were also called haengdeung, neukbaek, or bakgo. Made of cotton, ramie, or hemp cloth, haengjeon resembled a narrow trouser leg, with two attached strings tied below the knees. At a funeral, the chief mourner wore hemp cloth haengjeon, while the officiating monk wore those dyed with black ink. Those of humble birth were not allowed to wear haengjeon and instead tied strings at the middle of their trouser legs.

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  • Title: Cloth Wrapping the Deceased
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Republic of Korea
  • Location: 한국
  • Physical Dimensions: Length 24.5 Breadth 19
  • Type: Clothing/Clothing/Accessories/Gaiters
  • Medium: Leno weave/Cotton

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