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Jebok: Ritual Vestments

Jebok (제복, 祭服) refers to the highest form of ceremonial clothing worn for Confucian rituals by the scholar-gentry of dynastic times. The king and his officials vested in jebok when carrying out the most solemn rites of the court, such as sacrifices to ancestors and civic deities. This post will focus on the jebok worn […]

The Simeui

The “deep robe,” or simeui (심의, 深衣) was worn by Confucian scholars while studying and performing rites. It was introduced along with Neo-Confucianism from China during Korea’s Goryeo dynasty. The sober aesthetics of the robe were consonant with Confucian values and was promoted by the Chinese sage Zhu Xi as standard menswear. It consisted of […]