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Pojagi

Pojagi patchwork from Korea. Pojagi patchwork from Korea.

Pojagi is a traditional patchwork cloth from Korea. It is also known as bojagi or bo. It is made by sewing together irregularly shaped pieces of cotton, silk, hemp or ramie cloth. The resulting square or rectangle is used to wrap, store or carry a variety of objects, such as bedding, Buddhist scriptures, food or gifts.

Embroidered pojagi (called subo) was given to couples during their engagement or marriage ceremonies. In the early twenty-first century there has been an increased interest in and revival of the use of pojagi in South Korea.

Digital source (retrieved 5th May 2016).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 5 July 2016).

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