Author(s): Sara Cook
Discover one of Eastern culture's most beautiful textile arts: Korean Bojagi
Bojagi, traditional Korean wrapping cloths, were originally made from pieces of leftover fabric skillfully and imaginatively put together. The stunning results often resembled the paintings of such modern artists as Mondrian and Klee. Using her own work and that of others, Sara Cook--a leading expert on the subject--explains how modern textilers can interpret the principles of Bojagi in their own beautiful creations. Cook briefly covers the history and meaning of Bojagi in Korean culture, as well as the equipment and fabrics (including silk, hemp, and ramie); Obanseak, or Bojagi's techniques, designs, colors, and symbolism; color seams and embellishments; and Jagokbo, or textiles pieced from tiny scraps. Textile artists and quilters will find a range of ideas to use to inspire them.