Désignation: Hat
Pays: Korean
Date: Edo Period, early 19th century
Taille: 32 cm
Description: Traditional Korean hat called "Gat". Horsehair and bamboo.

A gat is a type of Korean traditional hat worn by men along with hanbok (Korean traditional clothing) during the Joseon period (1392-1897). It is made from horsehair with a bamboo frame and is partly transparent in black color. Most gat are cylindrical in shape with a wide brim on a bamboo frame. Only noble class men during the late 19th century could wear gat, which represented their social status and protected their topknots. Under the Joseon, black gat were restricted to men who had passed the gwageo (civil service) examination.

Dimensions : 16 cm hich, circonference 32 cm