Title: Korea-Singapore Joint Issue (Traditional Wedding Costume) 
Stamp Serial#
2250e ssm 
Date of Issue
580 won 
Dallyeong & Wonsam 
Original Painting
Yun Yeo-whan 
Kim So-jeong 
Image Area
27mm x 37mm 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4
(eight stamps setenant) 
White Unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, five colors 
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Korea, with 5,000 years of distinctive history and culture and Singapore, a globalized country of the 21st century, issue a joint stamp featuring traditional wedding costume a subject that is both meaningful and beautiful.

Korea's traditional wedding attire depicted on the stamp is from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Generally, a bridegroom's wedding garments include a coronet with wings (Samo) and an official robe with a round collar (Dallyeong) with embroidered insignia (Hyungbae). The bride wears an embroidered court robe (Hwarot) or a ceremonial robe (Wonsam). She would also do up her hair in the ceremonial style, colorfully decorated with a coronet adorned with jewelry (Jokduri), a fluttering hair accessory (Tteoljam), or with a hair ribbon (Daenggi). The stamp shows a purple-colored Dallyeong with Hyungbae spun with golden thread; splendidly embroidered Hwarot; blue-colored Dallyenong with a twin-crane Hyungbae; green-colored Wonsam spun with golden thread; deep blue-colored Dallyeong; and green-colored Wonsam. The stamp also shows formal wear worn under these wedding costumes: the bridegroom's baggy pants (Baji), jacket (Jeogori) and overcoat (Durumagi); the bride's green jacket (Jeogori) and red skirt (Chima). The backdrop for these wedding attire features four different themes: the sun, moon and five mountains depicting health, longevity and matrimonial harmony; a peony symbolizing wealth, prosperity, longevity and purity; ducks symbolizing success in life and prominence; and mandarin ducks depicting love and conjugal harmony.

The stamp was designed by Professor Yun Yeo-Whan of Chungnam National University with Korea's traditional wedding costumes researched from the historical viewpoint by Professor Park Sung-Sil of Dankook University.