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Hood for Boys

unknownRepublic of Korea/Joseon Dynasty

National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea
Seoul, South Korea

Bokgeon is a hood worn by men of the Joseon Dynasty, and written as 幅巾 or 邏巾 in Chinese. Originally pronounced as pok, it borrows the sound of 福 (bok), or blessing in Korean, whereas 幅 means a hat made using one panel of cloth. The hood made using a strip of cloth had a slightly round back and a pleated forehead, which was fixed by tying strings attached around the ears at the back of the head. The literati and Confucian scholars wore the hood when they wore a long white robe with black trims, while boys wore it with a straw hat.

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  • Title: Hood for Boys
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Republic of Korea/Joseon Dynasty
  • Location: 한국
  • Physical Dimensions: Length 69 Breadth 20
  • Type: Clothing/Official Hat/Headgear/Men’s Hood
  • Medium: Leno weave/Silk

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