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Tteoguji by Glimja Tteoguji by Glimja
"Tteoguji" was a butterfly-shaped wooden accessory
for palace ladies' ceremony event - like a royal wedding.
But in fact,
the queen and other high-level royal ladies had to use Tteoguji
even in normal days, contrary to many Korean historical drama ^_^


Women originally put butterfly-shaped Gache(wig) on their head.
But It was changed into wooden frame after Yeong-jo and Jeong-jo's ban of Gache.


Carve an butterfly image in paulownia wood and color it black.
Put Tteoguji on Eoyeo-meori (, tied with tteoguji daenggi,
and wear two black binyeo.
Dress Tteoguji with plum or black daenggi.
This hairstyle typically used with some formal dress like Wonsam (…)

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DeepKimchee Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I always thought Tteoguji looked like it should have been a braid, not wood... now I know why it looks that way!  Thank you for clearing this up for all of us.
Glimja Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome!!! Love 
Hanami-Mai Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for another great drawing and explanation! ^^

Wow, I didn't know the tteoguji had to be worn daily by high-rank ladies... it looks impressive and beautiful, but just so heavy!
I can't help but think it was very unconfortable for daily wear. Those poor women...
Glimja Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes, actually it was very heavy, but comforting that it was not than Gache Tteoguji.
Many women sacrifice themselves just for beauty from old times... :sad: 
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