Title: Royal Court Clothes Series (3rd Issue)
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Stamp Serial#
854 
KPC#
C-575 
MICHEL#
881 
StanGib#
1054 
Scott#
864 
Date of Issue
07/30/1973 
Quantity
1,500,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Tan-gui
Princess's 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 third part of a series introducing traditional Korean clothes. They feature Kangsapo and Tangui, the royal costumes worn by crown prince and princess of the Yi Dynasty.

2. Tangui: Modeled after Tang costumes, this is made of light yellowish green silk on which chinese characters meaning "longevity and happiness" are printed in gold foil. The length of the coat, Chogori, is longer than that of an ordinary one so that it extends down to the abdomen. It was worn by a crown princess or a queen during a ceremonial function. Other princesses and wives of the court officials wore this costume as a formal clothes. Together with this costume, a princess wore a red or dark blue skirt and a crown-like headpiece or a ceremonial coronet.