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A Jang-ot (장옷) is an outerwear[1] worn by women of the Joseon Dynasty period as a veil to cover their faces.[2] Jang-ot is similar to durumagi, or the outer jacket of a hanbok.[2] The difference is a jang-ot has a collar (git) and a ribbon for tying (goreum).[2] According to the principles of the Joseon Dynasty's Confucianism, women were ordered not to show their face to foreign men, so they would cover their faces in many ways while going out.[2]

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  1. ^ "Jang-ot , Coat Style Vei - unknown". Google Arts & Culture. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d An Illustrated Guide to Korean Culture - 233 traditional key words. Seoul: Hakgojae Publishing Co. 2002. pp. 134–135. ISBN 9788985846981.