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  • Place of origin:

    Korea (made)

  • Date:

    1992 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lee Young Hee Korean Traditional Dress Shop (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Figured silk gauze with embroidered rank badges

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Coat from a Korean bridegroom's outfit. It is made of figured dark sea-green silk gauze in a pattern of roundels containing pairs of writing dragons in clouds. It has a rounded, scoop neckline and is side fastening. It is lined in royal blue figured silk with a pattern of clouds, lucky symbols and long-life characters. The collar band is of white figured silk guaze with roundels with pairs of writhing dragons. At the armpits are loops for the belt. The lining and coat are each secured by a pair of ties. At the chest and centre back are a pair of rank badges, each machine-embroidered with a pair of cranes holding the plant of eternal youth, among clouds, and above stylised rocks and waves.

Place of Origin

Korea (made)


1992 (made)


Lee Young Hee Korean Traditional Dress Shop (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Figured silk gauze with embroidered rank badges


Length: 136 cm, Length: 73 cm of sleeves, Width: 61 cm

Descriptive line

Coat from a bridegroom's outfit, sea-green figured silk gauze with a dragon pattern, and embroidered rank badges, Korea, 1992


Silk gauze


Textiles; Marriage; Men's clothes; Embroidery


East Asia Collection

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