unknownRepublic of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea
Seoul, South Korea

Durumagi is a men’s outer robe without side vents, which was indigenous to Korea. It was also called juui. The outer robe without vents, whose original form dates back to the Three Kingdoms period, developed throughout the Unified Silla, the Goryeo Dynasty, and the Joseon Dynasty into the eventual form of durumagi. Its shape and structure suggest a long history, but it was recorded as being worn by Buddhist monks during the reign of King Yeongjo of the Joseon Dynasty, and there was a record referring to juui with wide sleeves in the reign of King Sunjo, which suggests that durumagi was worn as part of general outgoing attire. After the attire reform implemented during the reign of King Gojong of the Joseon Dynasty, durumagi came to be worn by both men and women.

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  • Title: Overcoat
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Republic of Korea
  • Location: 한국
  • Physical Dimensions: Length 123 Length from collar to sleeve end 66.5 Width 53
  • Type: Clothing/Clothing/Ordinary Clothes/Men’s Robe
  • Medium: Leno weave/Paper mulberry