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Where: 충청북도, 한국

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When: 01 January 1904

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Collection: Willard Dickerman Straight and Early U.S.-Korea Diplomatic Relations, Cornell University Library

Title: Korean women

Date: ca. 1904

Place: Asia: South Korea

Type: Postcards/Ephemera

Description: Korean women from the lower class of old Korea wear cloaks over their heads during an outing. The cloak is called essugae chimae or 'changot' which is a coat-style veil. Originally the 'changot' was everyday wear for both kings and commoners. Since the time of King Sejo (1455-1468), however, women began to wear the robe, and it then evolved as a veil for women only. The inner and outer collars were symmetrical in shape, while the neckline and sleeve-ends were trimmed with a wide, white bias. The collar, ties and armpits were purple. Two of the women depicted here carry a bundle of goods on their head. Source: Inmurhwaro ponun Choson sidae uri ot, 1998, p. 124.

Inscription/Marks: Inscription imprinted on image: 'Korean women outing'

Identifier: 1260.74.09.04

Persistent URI: hdl.handle.net/1813.001/5xrc

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    Black Cook

    • 04/Oct/2011 08:41:56

    Nice Photo,. thanks for posting.