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THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 12 – THE SANG GOONG WARDROBE

22) THE BLUE SANG GOONG GOWN When a gungnyeo (a court maid) had received the king’s favour (he slept with her) she was promoted to a high ranking court official known as the “favoured sang goong”. As such she was entitled to a residence and a sang goong (상궁, high rank of a court lady) of her own, however, this title didn’t make her a part of the […]

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 – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 8

15) THE GUNGNYEO GOWN The moment JOJ officially enters the palace she dons the prescribed uniform of a sewing room gungnyeo (lady-in-waiting) which consists of a salmon jeogori adorned by a black otgoreum, git and kudongs (sleeves cuffs) and topped with a dongjeong. The upper garment complemets the turquoise chima which is ornated by a decorative embroidered daenggi. When put on the washing duty, JOJ wears a white overal apron over the dress […]