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Ceremonial long jacket for women (dang-ui, 당의, 糖衣) worn in court. Celadon green silk, lined in red colour, with gold-leaf decoration of 'su' (壽, longevity) and 'bok' (福, happiness/luck). Paper lined in the white collar and cuffs.
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Length: 83.50 centimetres
Width: 142 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This dang-ui (also called dang jeogori) is a long upper jacket worn over the basic jacket (jeogori) by women. Long rounded panels feature in the front and back with side lines open under the arm. Lined in red silk, the light green silk bodice and sleeves are patterned with gold-leaf characters of su (壽) and bok (福), wishing for longevity and luck. A white neckband (dongjeong), padded with paper facilitating handy change when necessary, is attached around the collar as a characteristic feature of traditional Korean dress. This design highlights wearer’s facial and neck parts when worn, and prevents the neck part of the collar from getting easily soiled. White cuffs (hansam) padded with paper are attached to the end of the sleeves for covering wearers’ hands to exercise due courtesy, and fastening straps (goreum) in purple are used.
The dang-ui is used for minor ceremonial occasions (소례복, 小禮服), worn by high officials’ wives, but at court it was worn as everyday wear by queens, princesses and ladies in the palace. Contrasting or complementary colours such as dark red or blue are used for a matching skirt (chima).
(By Lee Jungtaek, November 2014)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2014 17 Dec - 2016 31 Jan, BM Galleries, Korea Foundation Gallery, Room 67
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- Acquisition notes
- Donated by Kang Collection Korean Art, New York
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