Gat, traditional headgear in Korea  2014/04/12, Source,
*This is the tenth part in our series, "Gat, traditional headgear in Korea". The designation and transmission of tanggeon A tanggeon is a kind of official headgear put under a gat, known as a tanggeun on Jeju Island. It served to cover the topknot that every man wore, and also helped to support the gat. As with the chongmoja and the manggeon, it was made out of horsehair. A tanggeon is made by knitting horsehair onto a wooden tenggeon frame placed on the cylindrical workbench, cushioned with a piece of used, soft felt. Unlike the typical order when weaving the crown of a gat, when the artisan starts at the top and moves toward the bottom, the tanggeon is adversely knitted, from the bottom to the top. After completing the weaving process, several threads of horsehair are bound together and cut at each warp, to hem the edge. Before the finishing process, the tanggeon is boiled to help it keep its shape,...More
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