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Jacket

1992 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This Korean jacket was donated to the Museum by Yi Yong-hui, whose shop 'Hanall' in Seoul produces traditional Korean costumes, as advertised on the label. It forms part of a matching bride-groom's outfit, which in addition to this jacket consists of an overcoat, waistcoat, underjacket, undertrousers, leg ties, belt, boots and a hat. When worn, the off-white collar of the underjacket is clearly visible and with its diagonal, right-sided closure, it delicately contrasts with the oval neckline of the jacket.

The jacket is closed in the front with two spherical buttons in gilded and enamelled metal openwork, which are decorated with longevity symbols. Korean costumes are normally tied with ribbons, buttons traditionally only being used on formal wear. Nowadays, buttons are also seen on men's, and occasionally women's, jackets and waistcoats worn on important occasions, such as weddings and birthdays.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Woven silk, with embroidered patterns
Brief Description
Jacket from bridegroom's outfit, yellow silk with embroidered floral designs, Korea, 1992
Physical Description
Jacket from a Korean bridegroom's outfit. It is made of yellow silk in a repeating floral embroidered design. The lining is of grey silk with a dark grey geometric pattern interrupted by occasional larger flowers and butterflies. The jacket is secured by two spherical buttons in gilded and enamelled metal openwork, in the form of animals and birds. The buttons are attached to the jacket by twisted braid. The collar is rounded, scoop-shaped, and the sleeves are tailored wide in the upper arm; narrow at the wrist.
Dimensions
  • Length: 68.5cm
  • Width: 55.5cm
Notes: Length 68.5cm, width 55cm, sleeve (arm) 52cm
Summary
This Korean jacket was donated to the Museum by Yi Yong-hui, whose shop 'Hanall' in Seoul produces traditional Korean costumes, as advertised on the label. It forms part of a matching bride-groom's outfit, which in addition to this jacket consists of an overcoat, waistcoat, underjacket, undertrousers, leg ties, belt, boots and a hat. When worn, the off-white collar of the underjacket is clearly visible and with its diagonal, right-sided closure, it delicately contrasts with the oval neckline of the jacket.



The jacket is closed in the front with two spherical buttons in gilded and enamelled metal openwork, which are decorated with longevity symbols. Korean costumes are normally tied with ribbons, buttons traditionally only being used on formal wear. Nowadays, buttons are also seen on men's, and occasionally women's, jackets and waistcoats worn on important occasions, such as weddings and birthdays.
Collection
Accession Number
FE.542:2-1992

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record createdFebruary 3, 2000
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