Women’s Ceremonial Robe

unknownRepublic of Korea/Joseon Dynasty

National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea
Seoul, South Korea

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Attires worn by queens of the Joseon Dynasty at important ceremonies include joekui, daesam, or wonsam. Among them, Wonsam is classified by color into yellow, red, and purple and red ones. It features a shorter front panel than the back panel, a symmetrical collar, and wide sleeves. Strips of fabric in different colors and a white wide band were attached to the cuffs. Dragon-embroidered patches were attached on the chest, back and shoulders, and the embroidery dragon had five claws for queens and four for crown princesses. Wonsam was decorated with gold-leaf motifs of dragons, chrysanthemums, pomegranates and Chinese characters symbolizing longevity and good fortunes.

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  • Title: Women’s Ceremonial Robe
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Republic of Korea/Joseon Dynasty
  • Location: 한국
  • Physical Dimensions: Length 147 Width 51 Length from collar to sleeve end 151
  • Type: Clothing/Clothing/Ritual Clothes/Women’s Wedding Clothes
  • Medium: Leno weave/Silk