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Miss Korea Sung-hye Lee on stage at the 2012 Miss Universe National Costume Costume Show on Friday, December 14, 2012 at PH Live in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 89 Miss Universe Contestants will compete for the Diamond Nexus Crown on December 19, 2012. (Photo by AP Photo/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP)
Portrait of a Beauty by Shin Yun-bok. The woman wears a samjak norigae or triple jewel trinket with maedeup in her hands, a kind of knotting very important in the ornaments of the Joseon dinasty ladies. Los documentos como la “Colección de Leyes y Regulaciones de la Corte de Joseon” revelan que esta actividad artesanal estaba regulada por el gobierno
A Jangot (장옷) is a type of clothing worn by women of the Joseon Dynasty period as a veil to cover their faces. Jangot is similar to durumagi, or the outer jacket of a hanbok. The difference is, a jangot has a collar (git) and a ribbon for tying (goreum). According to the principles of the Joseon Dynasty's Confucianism, women were ordered not to show their face to foreign men, so they would cover their faces in many ways while going out.
A traditional bride’s robe features a lotus design to represent the bride’s purity and rebirth in the Buddhist tradition. Thus, it was also auspicious for a ten-folding-panel lotus screen to decorate a woman’s room in the late Joseon period. The backside of this robe is embroidered with lotuses and egrets along the bottom. Peonies and birds appear at the top. On the front and on the sleeves, a phoenix stands on the colored rocks under the peonies.
Bride’s Robe Korea, Joseon period (1392-1910) Date: 1800s Medium: silk embroidery on silk; edges wrapped with paper gallery notes: Korean bridal robes were rented to the middle-class women in the village after the upper-class brides had used them. The paper around the neck and sleeves was changed for every wedding ceremony.