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Hopaesul, Tassels of Identity Tablet

1864/1930

Ewha Womans University Museum

Ewha Womans University Museum
Seoul, South Korea

Hopaesul was hung on hopae, which were identification tags used by men during the Joseon dynasty. The materials used for hopae, the ornaments attached to the string, and its tassels were determined by the status of the holder. It was worn by Hwang Cheol (黃鐵, 1864-1930).

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  • Title: Hopaesul, Tassels of Identity Tablet
  • Date Created: 1864/1930
  • Location Created: Korea
  • Physical Dimensions: L. 74-76 cm
  • Provenance: The Inaugural Exhibition Catalogue of The Chang Pudeok Memorial Gallery
  • Type: Ornament
  • Photographer: Jung-youp, HAN
  • Rights: The Chang Budeok Memorial Gallery of Ewha Womans University Museum
  • Medium: Silk

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