Girl’s Coat for the First Birthday Celebration

unknownRepublic of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea

Boys’ clothes are worn by young boys, and their compositions and shapes are similar to those of men’s outfits. There are various items of boys’ clothes including upper jackets (jeogori), trousers, jackets (magoja), outer robes (durumagi or kkachidurumagi), coats with slits in both sides (jungchimak), sleeveless coats (jeonbok), hoods (bokgeon or hogeon) and tasseled socks. Boys’ jeogori was similar to adults’, and saekdong jeogori consists of sleeves, panels, outer collars and mu,  which were patched with multicolored fabrics. Boys also wore pungcha trousers draped with a separate cloth called pungcha over the waistband. Since the rear of the trousers is open, they were worn by young children aged two to three years who are too young to be toilet trained. A children’s coat,  or kkachidurumagi, has yellow-green gil, yellow gusset, or outer seob, pink inner gusset, yellow-green or multicolored sleeves, dark blue collars and coat strings, and purple mu. A sleeveless coat was worn over durumagi, and bokgeon was made of dark blue or black thread, and the letter pattern of “吉祥” meaning good luck was embroidered with gilt. Hogeon is a hood worn over the forehead, and has patterns of a tiger’s eyes, nose, whiskers, mouth and teeth embroidered with thread. As for tasseled socks, toe patches were embroidered with a flower pattern and the toes of socks were tasseled. A string was attached to the heel of each sock to be tied over the top of the foot to prevent the socks from slipping off.

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  • Title: Girl’s Coat for the First Birthday Celebration
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Republic of Korea
  • Location: 한국
  • Physical Dimensions: Length 58.5 Width 35 Length from collar to sleeve end 45
  • Type: Clothing/Clothing/Ordinary Clothes/Girl’s Clothes
  • Medium: Leno weave/Silk


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