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Girl's birthday dress (hanbok)
Place of Origin: Korea
Date: 1995
Object Name: Costume
Materials: Silk with embroidery and gold leaf
Dimensions: H. 25 in x W. 41 in (a), H. 63.5 cm x W. 104.1cm (skirt), H. 8 3/4 in x W. 26 in, H. 22.2 cm x W. 66.0 cm (jacket), H. 8 in x W. 9 in, H. 20.32 cm x W. 22.86 (hat), H. 16 1/4 in x W. 19 in, H. 41.27 cm x W. 48.26 cm (undergarment)
Credit Line: Gift of Charles S. Han and Susan M. Kobayashi
Department: Korean Art
Collection: Textiles
Object Number: 1998.44.a-.d
On Display: Yes
Location: Gallery 22

Description

Label: This skirt and jacket represent a little girl's outfit (hanbok) typically worn on special occasions such as birthdays and New Year's Day. The lined skirt is made of burgundy-colored silk with yellow piping. The lower part of the skirt is decorated with a band of pressed gold-sheet motifs-two facing phoenixes surrounded by clouds. The jacket has a yellow bodice and sleeves made of multicolored strips (seakdong) symbolizing happiness. The hat (gulle) is made of black silk with a large floral medallion in the center surrounded by a stylized band of longevity (su) characters in pressed gold sheet. The hat is further ornamented with a knotted tassel (maedeop), which has a long tradition as an art form made by and for Korean women.
Label: This skirt and jacket represent a little girl's outfit (hanbok) typically worn on special occasions such as birthdays and New Year's Day. The lined skirt is made of burgundy-colored silk with yellow piping. The lower part of the skirt is decorated with a band of pressed gold-sheet motifs-two facing phoenixes surrounded by clouds. The jacket has a yellow bodice and sleeves made of multicolored strips (seakdong) symbolizing happiness. The hat (gulle) is made of black silk with a large floral medallion in the center surrounded by a stylized band of longevity (su) characters in pressed gold sheet. The hat is further ornamented with a knotted tassel (maedeop), which has a long tradition as an art form made by and for Korean women.