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Hat - Samo

Samo

  • Object:

    Hat

  • Place of origin:

    Korea (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk gauze, bamboo, horsehair, hanji paper, lacquer (ottchil)

  • Museum number:

    T.516-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Korea, Room 47g, case 15

Physical description

Hat of stiffened silk gauze in black. The hat consists of a skull cap and a rounded vertical part at the back. The frames are made of lacquered bamboo splints, stiffened hanji paper and horsehair, which are then covered with silk gauze. Attached to the back are a pair of fan-shaped pennons, made of bamboo frames covered with silk gauze. The edging is made of laquered paper-string.

Place of Origin

Korea (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk gauze, bamboo, horsehair, hanji paper, lacquer (ottchil)

Dimensions

Width: 7.75 in Base, Width: 6.375 in Base, Height: 7 in, Circumference: 61 cm round head

Object history note

Headgear worn at court

Descriptive line

Hat of stiffened silk gauze in black, with two pennons at the back

Materials

Silk gauze; Paper; Bamboo; Horsehair; Lacquer

Techniques

Weaving; Lacquering

Categories

Textiles; Hats & headwear

Collection

East Asia Collection

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