“Gat” was one of the must-have robes of men of the Choson Dynasty before going out. it was originally very practical cap to block the sun, rain, and wind, but became a mark of social class later. "Gat" normally stands for both Bang-Gat and Parangi in broad sense. and "Gat-ill" refers to the process of making a "Gat".
Process of making “Gat” is divided into 3 stages that are "horsehair", "wide brim", "assembly and polishing". "Horsehair" is a cup, cylindrical in shape on the wide brim made of horsehair. "Wide brim" called "Yang-Tae" in Korean is the process making bamboo frame.
"Assembly and polishing" called "Ib-Jah" is the process assemble the brim and cup the polishing using lacquer. These three processes usually being done separately due to the wide variation in raw materials and workmanship.
This product was produced in collaboration project between Parkhyeong Park who completed the National Intangible Cultural Property training course No. 4 Ganil and Auroi's designer Kisang Gio.
Nylon, Black bamboo, Coral
No. 4 Intangible Cultural Property of Horsehair Hat Making (Ganil)