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Princess Deok-on's Wonsam, Ceremonial Robe

Unkown1822 - 1844

Seok Juseon Memorial Museum, Dankook University

Seok Juseon Memorial Museum, Dankook University

Wonsam was a ceremonial robe for the royal household and wives of high government officials. However, later Joseon dynasty it was allowed to commoners to wear as a bridal robe, but without the gold leaf gilding. The wonsam was worn by Princess Deok-on(1822~1844) on her wedding to Yoon, Ui-seon, Namyeongwi(title). It is made of yellow-green gauze of a flower and butterfly pattern and is decorated with gilded with gold leaf in Chinese characters 壽 and福, each stand for longevity and good fortune. Unfortunately its original Hyungbae(insignia) is lost.

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  • Title: Princess Deok-on's Wonsam, Ceremonial Robe
  • Creator: Unkown
  • Date: 1822 - 1844
  • Physical Dimensions: w216 x h164 cm
  • Type: costume
  • Rights: Seok Juseon Memorial Museum, Dankook University

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