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Hwarot
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is representative clothing for wedding ceremonies and represents the daily lives of the Korean people

History of the Object
Hwarot is a type of Korean traditional clothing worn by royal women for ceremonial occasions during the Joseon period. Later it was worn by commoners as a wedding gown. Today, it is still worn by brides during the wedding ceremony. Hwarot is colorful and lavishly decorated. The cloth is woven with colorful embroidered designs and symbols for longevity, great fortune, and a happy marriage.

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Type
Costume and Jewelry 
Materials
Silk 
Measurements
Width 45 cm. Height 90 cm. Length 122 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 14th century ~ AD 20th century 
Creation date
14th Century - 20th Century; Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910); late Joseon 
Function
Hwarot is a type Korean traditional clothing worn by royal women for ceremonial occasions during the Joseon period. Later it was worn by commoners as a wedding gown. 
Acquisition
Purchase 
Copyright
Government of the Republic of Korea 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
 
Museum
National Folk Museum of Korea 
Credit line
National Folk Museum of Korea 

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