Ornamental Back-Hanging of Official Robe (husu)

UnknownKorea, 19th century

Sookmyung Women’s University Museum

Sookmyung Women’s University Museum
Seoul, South Korea

Husu was worn on the back of the waist by court officials over the official robes. According to ranks the materials varied, and so did the patterns of flying animals. This one is presumed to have been worn by a high-ranking official as it shows golden rings as well as cranes and clouds. Main patterns of cranes are embroidered in satin and decoration stitches. Subordinate patterns of clouds and flowers are embroidered in gold thread in their outline, the inside filled with satin stitches.


  • Title: Ornamental Back-Hanging of Official Robe (husu)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Korea, 19th century
  • Location Created: Rep. of Korea
  • Physical Dimensions: w26.3 x l67 ㎝
  • Type: Embroidery
  • Rights: Sookmyung Women's University Museum

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