Men's Shoes for Ritual Ceremonies

Ewha Womans University Museum

Ewha Womans University Museum
Seoul, South Korea

Jehye, or ritual shoes, were covered with cotton flannel, felt, or silk in blue shades on the outer rim with the toplines decorated with white deerskin. One pair of ritual shoes were attached with thick lines of white deerskin at the tips. One of the features of jehye is the ornamental thread attached at the tips, which gives the shoes a pleated appearance. Rings were attached to the sides and at the heels to allow for fastening.


  • Title: Men's Shoes for Ritual Ceremonies
  • Date Created: 1901/1910
  • Location Created: Korea
  • Physical Dimensions: L. 27.5 cm, W. 8.6 cm
  • Provenance: Shoes from Joseon Dynasty
  • Type: Shoes
  • Photographer: Jung-youp, HAN
  • Rights: The Chang Budeok Memorial Gallery of Ewha Womans University Museum
  • Medium: Flannel, Leather

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