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Korean Nobleman's Indoor Horsehair Hat for Everyday Use

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1074362

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This hat was displayed in an exhibition of antique Korean hats at the Korea Society, and was featured in the New York Times Style section. Fashion designers, such as Carolina Herrera, recognize the beauty and uniqueness of traditional Korean hats and have been using them as part of their ensembles. In the 19th Century, the Japanese called Korea 'The Land of Hats' because the Koreans had a hat for every occasion and every position in society. This is a rare Jeongjagwan, Korean Nobleman's Indoor Horsehair Hat for Everyday Use, in the shape of mountain peaks. It was considered indecent to show your bare head, so a gentleman always wore a hat, even when at home. This one is actually two hats in one. There is a horsehair tanggeon (top knot cap) attached under the hat. This antique hat is being offered here at a price that is much lower than what it would cost to have it made by an artisan in Korea today. 10.5 x 7.5 inches, 26.5 x 19 cm.