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Wrapping cloth (bojagi)
Place of Origin: Korea
Date: 1950-1960
Historical Period: Joseon dynasty (1392-1910)
Materials: Silk, pieced
Dimensions: H. 33 1/8 in x W. 32 1/4 in, H. 84.1 cm x W. 81.9 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Ann Witter
Department: Korean Art
Collection: Textiles
Object Number: 2000.22
On Display: Yes
Location: Hambrecht Gallery

Description

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This patchwork wrapping cloth is made of irregular shapes ranging from long and short rectangles and triangles to trapezoids. All of the silk fabric patches are self-patterned, except for gray silk. The various colors are arranged expertly into an exciting pattern. A small knob in the center indicates that this wrapping cloth was made to cover a food table. The knob facilitates easy lifting.

The patchwork wrapping cloths such as this piece were always made by and for the common people using small remnants of cloths, unlike wrapping cloths made of single pieces of luxurious cloth for palace use.


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Exhibition History: "Couture Korea", Asian Art Museum, 11/3/2017-2/4/2018
Label:

This patchwork wrapping cloth is made of irregular shapes ranging from long and short rectangles and triangles to trapezoids. All of the silk fabric patches are self-patterned, except for gray silk. The various colors are arranged expertly into an exciting pattern. A small knob in the center indicates that this wrapping cloth was made to cover a food table. The knob facilitates easy lifting.

The patchwork wrapping cloths such as this piece were always made by and for the common people using small remnants of cloths, unlike wrapping cloths made of single pieces of luxurious cloth for palace use.


Exhibition History: "Couture Korea", Asian Art Museum, 11/3/2017-2/4/2018