Title: Royal Court Clothes Series (4th Issue)
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Stamp Serial#
859 
KPC#
C-576 
MICHEL#
886 
StanGib#
1060 
Scott#
865 
Date of Issue
09/30/1973 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
10 won 
Design
Kum-kwan-cho-bok
Court offical'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 fourth part of a series introducing traditional Korean clothes. They feature Kumkwanchobok, a formal clothes for court officials of the Yi Dynasty, and Hwalot, a royal wedding costume worn by a queen or a princess during the dynasty.

1. Kumkwanchobok: Most splendid of all male clothes of the Yi Dynasty, this costume was worn by various ranking court officials of the dynasty. Having broad sleeves, it has slit in two sides, left and right. Black trimmings with a thin white stripe running in the middle are sewn on the collar, on the edge of sleeves and on other fringes of the clothes. The design and color of Jokchoui, Joksam, Paesul and Jongchoui are uniform regardless of the rank of officials who wear them. The rank was divided into nine categories. The status of the wearer, however, is distinguished by the type of such accessories as cap, Hoksu, waist band, Hol and Paeok.