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Hawlot (Bridal Robe)
BONA_E058
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

Typically Longevity Symbols are embroidered although this robe also has boys and peony blossoms on the front and lotus blossom, lotus petals and lotus pip (fruiit of the lotus flower) ornaments arranged in rainbow motives at the back.

History of the Object
A hawlot is an official robe for royal princesses and was also worn by upper class women during wedding ceremonies.

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Type
Costume and Jewelry 
Materials
Silk cloth 
Measurements
Width 125 cm. Length 185 cm.  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Seoul, Republic of Korea 
Geography
Korea 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century ; Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) 
Function
Bridal robe 
Acquisition
Purchased in Seoul in 1990s 
Copyright
Bona Museum 
Acknowledgements
Bonamuseum Collection, Traditional Korean Lady's Handworks, Graphicnet, Seoul, 2007 
Owner
Bona Museum 
Museum
Bona Museum 
Credit line
Bona Museum 

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