Asian Tribal Art - Pogaji, Korea

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Pojagi (food covering)
Ramie or hemp
Late 19th to early 20th century
23.5" wide by 25" high

Pojagi such as this chogak bo were used as food coverings, with the small looped tie in the center used to lift it from the food. When made with airy fabric, they were used in the summer to help the air circulate and to keep the flies away. This chogak bo was made from scraps of two slightly different colored cloths and composed in a design that keeps the eye moving in a clockwise spiral towards the center.


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