What does AYAM stand for?
What does AYAM mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: AYAM.
What does AYAM mean?
- An ayam is a Korean traditional winter cap mostly worn by women in the Joseon period for protection against the cold. It is also called aegeom which literally means "covering a forehead" in Korean. There is a historical record which mentions that officials in a low class called iseo wore ayam in the early Joseon period, so it was a unisex cap. However, it is not clear whether the shape at that time was identical to that of the later period. During the late Joseon period, an ayam was usually worn by female commoners. Especially in the western part of Korea, kisaeng commonly wore an ayam, and they were also worn as a simple formal headgear.