String for Men's Hat

갓끈 (冠綬)

1800s
Overall: 38 cm (14 15/16 in.)
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This bead string was attached to men's hats called a gat during the Joseon period.

Description

Made of either agarwood or red sandalwood, this bead string was once attached to a man's hat called a gat. Each bead bears an inscribed image of fish, birds, frogs, flowers, a boy holding a peach, and some characters of auspicious meanings such as longevity and good fortune.
String for Men's Hat

String for Men's Hat

1800s

Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)

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