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Korean art
Golyongpo_royal robe


Golyongpo is a royal robe worn by the king when he conducted official duties during the Joseon dynasty (1392~1910).   A five-clawed dragon is embroidered in gold thread on a round insignia and is attached to the chest, back, and shoulders.  A five-clawed dragon was reserved for the king, and four clawed dragons were used for crown princes. The royal robe was introduced from China in 1444 during the Great King Sejoing’s reign. After the Ming dynasty in China collapsed, Korea developed its own unique designs and styles. When King Gojong proclaimed the Korean Empire in 1897, Golyongpo’s color changed from red to gold. This is a robe for Prince Yeongchin, the last Crown Prince of the Joseon Dynasty (1392~1910). The clothes and accessories worn by Prince Yeongchin and his family are significant assets for research of ordinary and ceremonial royal clothing.

The Collection of national Palace Museum of Korea


Korean art
Golyongpo_wooden block

The wooden stamp was used to decorate royal attire and accessories. Wooden stamps with dragon and phoenix patterns were used for the king’s and the crown prince’s ceremonial and military attire as well as female royal family members’ ceremonial and wedding gowns.

The Collection of national Palace Museum of Korea

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