Topknot Fixing Pin

unknownRepublic of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea
Seoul, South Korea

Donggot is an ornamental hairpin used to fix men’s topknots. The upper part is dome-shaped, while the lower part may show a variety of shapes, such as a slightly curved one, a straight one, or a stake-shaped one. Its size varies from 2.5 to 5 cm, and it was made of various materials including gold, silver, jade, coral, cloudy amber, amber, agate, nickel, tin, or bones. During the mourning period, mourners wore donggot made of the black horn of a water buffalo.


  • Title: Topknot Fixing Pin
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Republic of Korea
  • Location: 한국
  • Physical Dimensions: Length 3.7
  • Type: Clothing/Accessories/Body Decoration/Men's Hairpin
  • Medium: Metal/Silver

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