"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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I always wondered how they wear it. Big Thanks again Glimja ^^
I've always wondered what these things were. Thanks!
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~
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~!!
Thank you for the beautiful artwork and the information too I love traditional korea
always enjoy your resarches and the illustrations with it!
Thanks for your great work!