Category Headdress

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JEWELRY & ORNAMENTS SPECIAL EDITION PART 9 – TTEOLJAM

 8) TTEOLJAM Tteoljam (떨잠) or a fluttering hairpin was considered by many the most magnificent of all hair ornaments and was worn by Queen and noble women with their keun meori and eoyeo meori haistyles during ceremonial events. The hairpins were mostly rectangular, round, or butterfly shaped, made of jade and decorated with coral, malachite or pearl. Bee, butterfly, and phoenix motives are attached to […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JEWELRY & ORNAMENTS SPECIAL EDITION PART 8 – DAENGGI

7) DAENGGI Probably one of the most well-known hair ornaments worn in sageuk, daenggi (댕기) is a traditional ribbon made of fabric and used to tie and decorate braided hair. According to historical records, maiden bound their hair at the back into braids already in Baekje period. The main reason being that the beliefs of Confucianism didn’t allow them […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JEWELRY & ORNAMENTS SPECIAL EDITION PART 7 – BAETSSI DAENGGI

6) BAETSSI DAENGGI Daenggi meori (댕기 머리) belongs among the most commonly used haistyle in korean sageuk as it could be worn only by unmarried women.  Notable thing is that in traditional Korea, unmarried man also wore daengggi meori, only with a different colored daenggi. This was because Confucianism requires that you cannot cut your hair, as it is a part […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JEWELRY & ORNAMENTS SPECIAL EDITION PART 6 – CHEOPJI

5) CHEOPJI Cheopji was an ornament placed on the top of knotted hair, which was arranged into a jjeokjin meori style,  and used to be worn when women dressed in ceremonial dresses (dangui).  It’s the counterpart of baetssi daenggi, another hair ornament designed for the top of the head which was used to be worn by unmarried women, however, unlike […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JEWELRY & ORNAMENTS SPECIAL EDITION PART 5 – BINYEO

4) BINYEO Binyeo was used to fix hair and coronets on the head but it was also used as a decorative ornament. It came in many different materials such as gold, silver, nickel, brass, pearl, jade, amber, coral, wood, bamboo, or animal bone. A commoner’s binyeo was made of wood or animal bones. Only the upper class and the royals were […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JEWELRY & ORNAMENTS SPECIAL EDITION PART 4 – SANGTUGWAN

3) SANGTUGWAN When a boy grows up he starts to pull his hair to the top and tie it into a topknot called a sangtu. Usually, it’s held together by a pin called donggot which is basically a binyeo that is together with a manggeon (headband) and gwanja (little gemstones) used by men to keep the hair from falling out of the knot. LS often wears a little […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JEWELRY & ORNAMENTS SPECIAL EDITION PART 3 – DWIKKOJI AND BICHIGAE

2) DWIKKOJI & BICHIGAE PART 2 Yes, that’s the one LS is pulling out from her hair during the bed scene Let’s not forget about Lady Min And LS’s beloved sister, Princess Myung An Jang Ok Jung And others For more JOJ accessories you can visit my tumblr: http://dreamingsnowflake2013.tumblr.com/tagged/dwikkoji Source: www.minwhee.co.kr

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JEWELRY & ORNAMENTS SPECIAL EDITION PART 2 – DWIKKOJI AND BICHIGAE

HAIR ORNAMENTS Hair ornaments, when adorning oneself, were considered very important to women in Korea. In Joseon period, hair ornaments flourished into distinguished characteristics and developed into various forms of ornaments. Hair ornaments were worn to show women’s exquisite and modest beauty. Its various forms include hairpin, ornamental hairpin, hair-parting implement, hair ribbon, crown like headpiece, […]