Ayam is a traditional Korean winter cap that covers the forehead and has a long veil-like cloth hanging at its back. As it is for winter protection, the cap is quilted. It can resemble a forehead band, but it is heavily decorated. It has been worn in Korea for ages since the late 1300s; however, it was worn only by women in the later periods, while initially, it was more of a unisex headwear.
The front of the Ayam has a few tassels hanging and precious stone and gem work. Jade is a very popular stone in many Southeast Asian cultures, and therefore, Ayam too has jade work and embroidery on it. To make the headwear wearable in the warmer months, lighter silk fabric is used.