Title : Traditional Culture Special (6th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
2392
KPC#
C-1858 
StanGib#
2773 
Scott#
2151c 
Date of Issue
08/20/2004
Quantity
560,000 
Denomination
190 won 
Design
Gauze Hat 
Engraving
Lee, Pil-woo and
Shin, In-chul 
Designer
Mo, Ji-won  
Image Area
35mm x 35mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4
(four stamps setenant) 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Intaglio, two colors
(Octagonal-shaped stamp) 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The sixth and last edition of the "Traditional Culture Special" features different types of traditional hats that were used according to the people's social status and ceremonial occasions. People wore these hats for the sake of protection and ornamentation. Integrating practical, ornamental, and symbolic meaning, traditional hats worn at the time evolved into a variety of types. Those illustrated on the stamps currently belong to the National Folk Museum of Korea.

Gauze Hat:
From the late Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) to the early Joseon Dynasty, civil and military officials wore gauze hats as part of their normal attire outside the public office. However, commoners were also permitted to wear gauze hats especially during wedding ceremonies. The backs of gauze hats were made higher in back, sloping lower toward the front, with a middle insertion. Antler-shaped ornaments were attached to each side on the back of gauze hats. The exterior of the hats were made of woven bamboo strips and horsehair covered with thin silk.