Gat, traditional headgear in Korea  2014/04/06, Source,
*This is the ninth part in our series, "Gat, traditional headgear in Korea". The designation and transmission of gannil 3. The ipja-jangs An ipja-jang is an artisan who assembles the two parts of the hat, the crown and the brim. This craftsman completes the gat by repeatedly ironing it, applying fish glue, smearing it with ink and varnishing it with lacquer hundreds of times. In 1964, when a survey was carried out, ipja-jangs were mostly found to be working in Tongyeong and Yecheon. The manufacturing methods between the two regions were deemed different, and so the final headgear from each region were named the Tongyeong gat and the Yecheon gat. However, it is hard to tell the two apart,...More
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