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Ornamental hairpin

unknownKorea, Joseon Dynasty

Sookmyung Women’s University Museum

Sookmyung Women’s University Museum

The most splendid among hairpins, this one was worn for ceremonies by women of the royal or noble families. Japanese apricot flowers in cloisonne harmonize with bamboo leaves. In the middle of the flowers are pearls and corals with phoenixes.

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  • Title: Ornamental hairpin
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: Korea, Joseon Dynasty
  • Physical Dimensions: w43.5 cm
  • Provenance: Sookmyung Women's University Museum
  • Type: ornaments

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