In the Joseon period, men of the upper classes kept their heads covered all through the day, but they changed hats to suit the occasion. This type of cap, with its multiple peaks, was worn indoors by scholars. Far lighter and more comfortable than the wide-brimmed gat that noblemen wore in public, this type of erect hat was thought to mimic styles worn by Chinese scholars.
6 11/16 x 12 5/8 x 9 13/16 in. (17 x 32 x 25 cm) (show scale)
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Korean. Hat (Jeongjagwan), 19th century. Horsehair, 6 11/16 x 12 5/8 x 9 13/16 in. (17 x 32 x 25 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X1142. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X1142_bw.jpg)
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