Nov 26, 2008
Nov 26, 2008

String for Men's Hat

String for Men's Hat

갓끈 (冠綬)



Overall: 38 cm (14 15/16 in.)

Gift of John L. Severance 1921.669


Did you know?

This bead string was attached to men's hats called a gat during the Joseon period.


Made of either agarwood or red sandalwood, this bead string was once attached to a man's hat called a gat. Each bead bears an inscribed image of fish, birds, frogs, flowers, a boy holding a peach, and some characters of auspicious meanings such as longevity and good fortune.

See also
Korean Art
Korean Art
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