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Korea, Room 47g

Wrapping Cloth ( Bojagi )

c.1940 (made)
Place of origin

Bojagi (wrapping cloth), patchwork ramie, Korea, ca. 1940.

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read Hanbok – traditional Korean dress Simply meaning 'Korean clothes', 'hanbok' was introduced in the late 19th century by Koreans as a term to help differentiate their everyday dress from a recent influx of western-style clothing. A century later, western clothing had overtaken hanbok as the main style of dress worn by Korean...

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Brief description
Bojagi (wrapping cloth), patchwork rami, Korea, ca. 1940.
Physical description
Bojagi (wrapping cloth), patchwork ramie, Korea, ca. 1940.
  • Main part height: 96cm
  • Main part width: 96cm
  • Tie length: 80cm
Textile will advise how to incorporate the straps on the mount.
Gallery label
1. Monochromatic jogakbo 1940s A jogakbo is a Korean wrapping cloth, which has a distinctive ‘window pane’ appearance. Square or rectangular, it is traditionally made by stitching together left-over fabrics from clothing and bedding for the household. Some jogakbo, like this one, have straps at the corners to help tie or carry the bundle. Scraps of fabric have been upcycled in this fashion since the Joseon dynasty. Ramie Given by Anna Jackson Museum no. FE.303-2011 (2020)
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Given by Anna Jackson
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Record createdOctober 25, 2011
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