the wonder cloth / by Georgia Dorey

about pojagi.

 ramie, Korea, 19th century

ramie, Korea, 19th century

today, when we look at these precious articles of the daily life of the past, we realise that Korean women wanted their pojagi to be things of beauty beyond their practical use as wrappers...

...such a common use of the pojagi in wrapping things in Japan finds little precedent the world over.