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Hat (Jeongjagwan)

Asian Art

In the Joseon period, men of the upper classes kept their heads covered all through the day, but they changed hats to suit the occasion. This type of cap, with its multiple peaks, was worn indoors by scholars. Far lighter and more comfortable than the wide-brimmed gat that noblemen wore in public, this type of erect hat was thought to mimic styles worn by Chinese scholars.
MEDIUM Horsehair
  • Place Made: Korea
  • DATES 19th century
    DYNASTY Joseon Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS 6 11/16 x 12 5/8 x 9 13/16 in. (17 x 32 x 25 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Korean. Hat (Jeongjagwan), 19th century. Horsehair, 6 11/16 x 12 5/8 x 9 13/16 in. (17 x 32 x 25 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X1142. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X1142_bw.jpg)
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