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"Cheopji" was the substitute for Gache.

Gache was normal hair style for women in the early period of Joseon.
But it was very very heavy and cumbersome.
(some women of old even broke their neck - think about the wigs of Rococo)

So, a king in Joseon dynasty, named Yeong-jo,
decided to prohibit using big Gache.
And women started to do up their hair with "Cheopji" in late Joseon.


Usually made with silver, gold, or a rhino's horn.


Of course, it was also only for married ladies.

A woman put it on the top of her head, had wig down to the back of the neck,
and fixed with her hair (making Jjok).

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lizzylee67 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
I always wondered how they wear it. Big Thanks again Glimja ^^
BabakoSen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've always wondered what these things were. Thanks!
Glimja Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome~!! >_^
macawnivore Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I heard the Gache were so expensive, it was the equivalent of purchasing something the cost of a home! Great job. If you made a few more of these, you could totally make a little reference book~
Glimja Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes you're right!!
The price of Gache was from one bull to one mansion set,
Ladies' extravagance got worse~ ^_^

I will participate the graduation exhibitions in my college in the next year.
So I think of making books of Hanbok.... or other costume history books.
Either will be interesting for me~!! :happybounce: 
seawaterwitch Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Thank you for the beautiful artwork and the information too :hug:  I love traditional korea :)
Glimja Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Your fav and comments always make me joyful~!! 5 seconds hug 
fabi2011 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014

always enjoy your resarches and the illustrations with it!

Thanks for your great work!

Glimja Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
And I also always enjoy your comment~!! :D (Big Grin)
I think I will draw other works except Hanbok for a while
But hope you to love those drawings too :) (Smile) 
fabi2011 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
my pleasure! ^^
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