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Bojagi is a traditional Korean square patchwork cloth used for wrapping items or food. It can also be used to adorn traditional clothing. Its purpose is decorative, religious and symbolic: a gift wrapped in bojagi is said to bring good luck and happiness. From generation to generation, all Korean women have made bojagi, sewing together countless scraps of cotton, silk, hemp and ramie fabric to create colorful geometric compositions. Bojagi are made with incredible craftsmanship. In some cases the back is as beautiful as the front. In the 1960s, collectors began to take an interest in the aesthetic quality of these squares of cloth that were stitched by hand and embellished. Huh Dong-hwa and his wife Park Young-sook traveled across the country to collect a magnificent collection now held at the Museum of Korean Embroidery in Seoul. Aline Honoré visited the two founders there. Impressed by these stunning patchworks, she was inspired to create this scarf.

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