Women’s Ceremonial Coronet

unknownRepublic of Korea/Since the Liberation of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea
Seoul, South Korea

This is a ceremonial coronet for women in the Joseon Dynasty. It began to be widely worn during the reign of Kings Yeongjo and Jeongjo, when women’s official hairstyle was changed to favor a center parting with a bun at the back. The coronet was made of several layers of paper folded into a thick frame that was glamorously decorated with assorted jewels. Women of royal or aristocratic families wore a black coronet, while women in the Hamheung area wore a green one. These coronets vary in shape and form according to times and regions.


  • Title: Women’s Ceremonial Coronet
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Republic of Korea/Since the Liberation of Korea
  • Location: 한국
  • Physical Dimensions: Height 9 Length 14 Width 12
  • Type: Clothing/Official Hat/Hat/Case/Women's Ceremonial Coronet
  • Medium: Paper

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