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Gwanbok (official uniform)
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is a an an official uniform worn by upper‐class men. It was designated as an Important Folk Material No. 241.

History of the Object
The gwanbok has a long design and it comes with other accessories, such as a hat, a belt, an emblem and long‐necked boots. This uniform is yellowish brown in color and the inside is navy blue. The collar is white and round‐shaped. Also, there is an emblem embodying a single crane on the chest and back.

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Type
Costume and Jewelry 
Materials
Silk 
Measurements
Width 466 mm Height 980 mm Length 1250 mm  
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) 
Function
The gwanbok was an official uniform worn during the Joseon period; it indicated one’s position or rank. 
Acquisition
Donation 
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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