Jobok, Official's Ceremonial Attire-Daedae(Reproduced)

Gyeonggi Province Museum

Gyeonggi Province Museum
Yongin-si, South Korea

Jobok is worn at large national events, and Eui, Sang, Pye-seul, Hu-su, and Daedae were excavated as a whole at the Kwon Woo grave. The discovery of Jobok as an excavated artifact is rare, so it is significant in the study of costume history. The red top has a wide sleeve, the side is open, and a blue or black line is wrapped around the collar, trim, and cuff. According to the records, the fabric was composted of dense silk materials such as Jeokra or Jeokcho, but this artifact used a fine silk. The top is one layer, the collar is a shaved Mokpan collar, and the Dongjeong used silk with plaid and flower patterns. The sleeves are wide, and the side is open below the armhole. There is a coat string, and there is a loop to hook a Daedae on the part above the armpit on the back piece.
It is a red skirt worn under the top. It is made of plain-patterned silk, and the string is silk. Blue or black silk was attached to the edge of the skirt. The front width of the skirt is 101.5cm and the back width 165cm, and 2cm from the front and back were overlapped to be attached on one side of the waist. Pye-seul, hung below the front waist, and Hu-su, hung under the back waist, are threaded on a single belt. Pye-seul has 10 treasure patterns embroidered on it, and it attracts attention as the only artifact of an official's Pye-seul with embroidery. Pye-seul was gradually simplified to be formally stitched on the chest part of the top, coming to be called Pye-heung. Hu-su was embroidered with 2 pairs of birds and a cloud pattern in between. The bird patterns of Hu-su is usually Woonhak(cloud and crane), but the artifact excavated from the Kwon Woo grave is unique in that it has a snowy egret, characterized by a feather decoration on its head, embroidered on it. The lowermost part of the Hu-su was decorated with a blue net.
Daedae, a belt, was separated into three pieces, and it is presumed to have been a ⊓ shape originally. Fabric is inserted in between the stitch lines on the outside of the Daedae, looking like a thin line. String is attached to both sides of the upper part of Daedae, and it is intended to be wrapped around the waist and tied from the front.


  • Title: Jobok, Official's Ceremonial Attire-Daedae(Reproduced)
  • Location Created: Joseon 17C
  • Physical Dimensions: 76.5 cm x 8.1cm
  • Type: Official's Ceremonial Attire
  • Rights: Gyeonggi Provinvial Museum
  • Medium: Flower-Patterned Silk

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