YEMUL BO, WEDDING GIFT WRAPPING CLOTH FOR ORDINARY PEOPLE (MIN BO), 1800S, KOREA. COLLECTION MUSEUM OF KOREAN EMBROIDERY, SEOUL, KOREA – TAASA Review September 2011
to prayer, an act of dedication and devotion through which each stitch contributed to the accumulation of blessings in the finished work.
Wrapping cloths were usually intended for use by the maker’s own family and, as a consequence, they were precious and at least half of the surviving jogak bo were apparently never used.
Instead they were stored away safely and handed down through the family, clearly indicating the high value assigned to them and to their makers’ creativity and talent. It is mainly this very beautiful patchwork form of bojagi, the jogak bo, which has captured the attention of contemporary textile lovers, collectors and artists...