Title: Royal Court Clothes Series (1st Issue)
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Stamp Serial#
839 
KPC#
C-570 
MICHEL#
866 
StanGib#
1037 
Scott#
859 
Date of Issue
03/30/1973 
Quantity
1,500,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Koo-jang-bok
King's ceremonial costume 
Designer
Kim Sung-sil 
Image Area
33mm*49mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5Ąż5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications is issuing these two stamps as the first part of a series of 10 postage stamps introducing traditional Korean clothes. These stamps will be issued in five installments this year.

The first two stamps of the series feature Kujangbok and Wonsam, the royal costumes worn by kings and queens during the period of Yi Dynasty.

1. Kujangbok: This ceremonial clothes, also called Myonbok, was worn by a king when he attended important functions and ceremonies such as memorial services at the temple of the royal ancestors, his enthronement and wedding ceremonies and royal reception of greetings on New Year's Day. Its outer clothes is made of thin black silk and its inner garment dark blue silk. It has broad sleeves. Dragons are drawn on the shoulders of the costume and mountains on the back. On the sleeves, flames, pheasants and ritual wine cups are drawn. Sea plants, rice, axes and patterns called Bobul are also drawnor embroidered on a long apron-like apparel named Paeseul. It is because of these nine objects drawn or embroidered that the costume is called Kujangbok, meaning a costume of nine symbols. Along with this costume, a king wore a diadem and a pair of short red boots and held a scepter made of white jade.