pojagi

Lately, I keep seeing this certain kind of window cover that looks like a transparent linen quilt.  I love it.  Apparently it is the Korean art of pojagi.

Bojagi or bo for short (also pojagi or bojaki) is a traditional Korean wrapping cloth. Bojagi are square and can be made from a variety of materials, though silk is common. Embroidered bojagi are known as subo.

Here is a video I found on the interwebs about a pojagi class at RISD.  I especially love the white pojagi dress that is put on like a hospital johnny.  It would be a lovely nontraditional wedding dress.

Below are more examples. Click on the images to be taken to the source.

I love the irregular angular shapes.

Below is a close-up of a curtain I made using vintage linen napkins.  I’d like to keep experimenting with this idea.  I’d like to create a larger curtain that is more pieced, like the examples above.

2 thoughts on “pojagi

  1. Mary Ann Ferrin February 19, 2020 / 8:22 am

    Definitely want to do this with vinatage handkerchiefs

    • recovergirl February 19, 2020 / 8:38 am

      It’s on my to-do list as well. 🙂

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