About Bojagi
Bojagi are Korean wrapping cloths that can be used to wrap or cover items.

Traditional bojagi can be categorized by their owners' social class, structure, production methods, materials, usage, and so on. Thus, a wide variety of bojagi exist such as bojagi used in the royal palace, bojagi used by commoners during their daily life or special events, bojagi made by joining pieces together, bojagi with embroidery, transparent one layered bojagi, two layered bojagi, bojagi for wrapping clothes, bojagi for wrapping money, and bojagi for covering food to prevent dust.

Among them, patchwork bojagi is attracting attention from across the world today due to its timeless and unique beauty. This is called jogakbo, and was originally made by common people joining together small remaining fabric pieces for example from making hanbok, traditional Korean clothes.

During Confucianism in Joseon dynasty, women spent a lot of time at home, and handicrafts to support their families were passed on from mother to daughter. Connecting small fabrics one by one is also a prayer for longevity, and it was believed that wrapping things with bojagi made with all one's heart would bring good fortune.

Today, bojagi fascinates many people not only as wrapping cloths but also as interior items or art pieces due to the variety of designs achieved through beautiful fabrics and patchwork.
  © Seika Lee Klein