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Rare Antique Korean Military Commander's Hat, Chonrip

Rare Antique Korean Military Commander's Hat, Chonrip

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Korean: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 999075

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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 an Antique Korean Military Commander's Hat (Chonrip), a rare and beautiful find. There is a similar example in the Staatliche Museum in Berlin. You can see it in "The Korean Relics in Western Europe" (published by the Korea Foundation) on page 58. The chonrip is constructed by molding horsehair on a mold. It was worn by the army and navy commanders of each province, and by police chiefs, and by the directors of the military training institutes. 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. 12w x 4h inches, 30w x 10h cm.