Title: Korea-Singapore Joint Issue (Traditional Wedding Costume) 
Stamp Serial#
2556 
KPC#
C-1992 
Scott#
2250e ssm 
Date of Issue
03/30/2007 
Quantity
300,000 
Denomination
580 won 
Design
Dallyeong & Wonsam 
Original Painting
Yun Yeo-whan 
Designer
Kim So-jeong 
Image Area
27mm x 37mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 4
(eight stamps setenant) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, five colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
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.