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Dang-ui 1 by Glimja Dang-ui 1 by Glimja
In the royal palace,
women wore long Jeogori (upper garment), named "Dang-ui"
and they hide their hands in the clothes.
this is etiquette.

Joseon king had many women, so-called royal concubine (後宮).
this ladies were treated as the FORMAL WIVES of the king, fairly.
and their children were also princes and princesses (not illegitimate babies!)
the queen was only one,
and there were firm different treatment between the queen and other concubines of the king,
including the costume system ^_^

The crown prince's wife and concubine
has the very similar system and costume as king's.

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YensidTim Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
Can I ask if ranks are differentiated by the dress's colors and Bo? If so, what colors are queens, princess, and concubines required to wear? 
Glimja Featured By Owner Edited May 16, 2018  Professional General Artist
We can't know what color they used exactly,
just guess by records.

1. Yellow-green color is found in great number - so usually used by queens in dramas.…………

2. their fabric is changed with the seasons.………

3. In summer palace ladies including the queen put on white Dangui whose is remarkable shape.…

4. other colors……

Bo was used only by the queen and the crown princess, but also royal princesses according to the times.
(Actually, Bo was only for the king and the crown prince at first :)
YensidTim Featured By Owner May 17, 2018
Thank you very much!
puru-chan Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
Just found your gallery and I'm so happy about it, you seem to be VERY well-informed and I'm glad I have a source of reliable information here !
I love learning about Korea, the culture just... Calls to me somehow, I'd say. I'm hoping I'm not verging on cultural appropriation, because I started learning maedeup and sewing modernised hanbok, but it really helps as my soul heals from depression... So I think, at least, I need to be respectful and try and learn as accurately as possible.
So, thank you for your efforts in providing this information ! This is great ! And is truly interesting.
YensidTim Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
I have a question: I thought this attire was only for ceremonial events? As in, small ceremonies? I thought only servants wore these everyday, not concubines and the royal families?
Glimja Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Professional General Artist
well, actually, these dresses were worn daily,
but only for some special time when the royal ladies had to express their each status(position) to other people - not daylong.
for example, exchange civility greetings each other.

if you talk about the court ladies >>
yes, they wore Dangui as well, but more plain and simple design :)
YensidTim Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
Ah, thank you. Because I was under the impression that royal women just wore these all day long everyday, like in Kdramas.
Because this was a royal woman, and she was wearing a regular Chima Jeogori.…
This was also a royal princess, but she was wearing a regular Chima Jeogori.…
Also this…

Can you tell me what do you mean by express their status to other people? Like, in ceremonies when they go out of the palace? How long does it take?
Glimja Featured By Owner Edited Mar 26, 2017  Professional General Artist
Dangui(당의) is the formal dress for the women who live in the palace, or who enter the palace.
So royal women wore it, court ladies wore it,
even if a noble lady want to visit the palace, she had to wear it ::…

But as I said this is the formal dress.
I mean, when royal women were just in each own house / room,
or when court ladies worked chores,
they didn't had to were Dangui.
It was just needed when the ladies meet other people
like exchanging civilities, supervising court women, studying, and so on.

And "daily formal clothes" means that these duties was required daily.
- can you follow me? if they're on business, they wore Dangui
more official duties than chores, rest...

You should check there are many other dress as well as Dangui.
For example,
This yellow one is Gukui for the ceremony of sericulture ; silk-farming was very important for noble/royal women.…
This round-patterned one is Noui for the high rank noble ladies ; or lower rank than jeokui.…

Joseon women used many kinds of dresses for each special time and event,
and Dangui is
more "formal" than Chima Jeogori,
but more "daily" than other ceremony dress ^^

YensidTim Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017
Thank you so much for the clarification! I really appreciate it! :)
Are the the 2 pics you showed (Gukui and Noui) variants of Wonsam? Because I'm seeing a very similar design, just different colors.

Just another question: do you think Kdrama portray Dangui accurately? Not in terms of design or styles or colors, but in terms of when to wear it. Because from the Kdramas I watched, aside from sleeping times at night, royal women wear Dangui everywhere they go. Do you think that's accurate?

Again, thank you for the amazing information!
Glimja Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
They are different.
Wonsam : a little round-shaped collar with Dongjeong (white line) + Hansam (while long sleeves) + sometimes round Bo (only for the Queen)
Gukui / Noui : a straight collar with no Dongjeong + no Hansam + sometimes square Hyungbae (only for the Queen)
the image for Gukui is a little wrong. it should have Hyungbae, not round Bo.

Korean H dramas these day don't want to ascertain historical clothing reference.
They just fine showy designs Hanbok - neither color/design/style nor case.

I want you watch the KBS1 old drama titled <Jang Hee Bin> (2002),
but it will be very difficult for you to find this or it's subtitles.

Here's my gallery on twitter ::
They're all written in Korean but you can check some images of that drama.
I'll update in my spare time ^^
YensidTim Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
Thank you for your answer again.
So are you saying that Jang Hee Bin the Kdrama is the most accurate in terms of clothing? Thank you for the recommendation, I'll definitely check it out! :D
Glimja Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
Yes I think,
or if you're interested in the late Goryeo ~ the early Joseon clothing,
"king sejong the great" or "Jung Do Jun" will be help you ^^
misterballoonneko Featured By Owner Edited Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
these looks awesome! and i like the information too :D
Glimja Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
Glad to hear that. thank you!! X)
Throneofsouls Featured By Owner May 11, 2014   General Artist
Wow,this is very informative as it is very well drawn.
Glimja Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for your comment~! :smile: 
Throneofsouls Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014   General Artist
Your welcome.
fabi2011 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
really instructive and really enjoyable to see!
Glimja Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm very glad to know many people like my drawing and writing!! XD
fabi2011 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013

It's a huge pleasure!

Keep up the great work!

Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for other beautiful drawing that is also very informative! :clap:
I'm quite new to korean traditional and historical clothes, but I find them very graceful. So I find your explanations in this (and other drawings before about hanbok) so interesting and useful!
Glimja Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for your kind comment~ ^^
It made me very pleased!! Love 
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're very wellcome! ^^
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