COSTUMES OF JEJU |  September 19, 2019 – August 27, 2020

The Chang Budeok Memorial Gallery Ewha Womans University 제주복식 JEJU COSTUME

The Chang Budeok Memorial Gallery Ewha Womans University 제주복식 JEJU COSTUME

Jeju is a beautiful island that has been designated as a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO thanks to its well-preserved ecological environment. However, the island soil which was mainly formed from volcanic rocks offered a harsh environment for people to build their lives on. Faced with such hardship, the people of Jeju began to substitute scarce materials with alternatives found more commonly on the island, which eventually led to the development of a unique culture of their own. 

Since most residents’ daily lives were devoted to labor, their styles of dress also evolved into the forms most suitable for working in. Herdsmen made and wore practical cold weather clothing using fur and leather that was readily available in their surroundings, while farmers wore garot dyed with unripe persimmons as both work clothes and everyday dress. Meanwhile, haenyeo or female divers who worked the sea wore mulsojungi, diving suits with a functional design that were made using only a small amAount of fabric. 

As Jeju has a favorable environment for horse breeding, it has long been a center for the development of horsehair craft using horse manes or horsehair. Traditional headgear made of horsehair were once a Jeju specialty and making such hats was a very popular source of income near the port area which was conveniently located for shipping products to the mainland. 

This exhibition showcases work clothes made of materials readily found in nature that strongly reflect Jeju’s geographical characteristics, including garot, mulsojungi, hats and shoes, along with traditional wedding costumes for both bride and bridegroom, as well as more casual clothing. In addition, it presents a variety of horsehair hats typical of Jeju handicrafts, along with storage cases and the production tools used to make them. Through the unique attire of Jeju which is unlike that found in other parts of the country, we can catch a glimpse of the tenacious spirit of Jeju residents who adapted themselves to nature through the creation of practical clothing. 

갈옷

  갈적삼 褐赤衫

  20세기

  면 / L. 54.3cm, Arm Length. 65.5cm, W. 51.7cm


  Jacket for Men

  20th Century

  Cotton

 물소중이

  물소중이 海女服

  20세기

  면 / L. 80.5cm, Waist. 38cm


  Diving Suit for Women 

  20th Century

  Cotton

가죽버선  

  가죽버선 革襪

  20세기

  가죽 / L. 26.5cm, W. 9.3cm, H. 22cm


  Leather Socks

  20th Century

  Leather

단령

  단령 團領

  20세기

  마 / L. 120.5cm, Arm Length. 89cm, W. 52.5cm


  Wedding Coat for men

  20th Century

  Hemp

장옷

  장옷 長衣

  20세기

  견 / L. 137cm, Arm Length. 89.5cm, W. 55.5cm


  Ceremonial Overcoat for Women

  20th Century

  Silk

배냇저고리

  봇뒤창옷 産衣

  20세기

  마 / L. 34cm, Arm Length. 43cm, W. 28.5cm


  Jacket for Infants

  20th Century

  Hemp

갓

  갓 黑笠 

  조선 19세기

  말총 / H. 13.5cm, W. 29.4cm


  Hat for Men

  Joseon 19th Century

  Horsehair

         정자관정자관

  정자관 程子冠

  조선 19세기

  말총 / H. 16.5cm, W. 34.8cm


  Indoor Hat for Men

  Joseon 19th Century

  Horsehair

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