Su-Bo

Embroidered bojagi (subo) were used for special occasions such as engagements and weddings. The most popular embroidered bojagi were those made to wrap a wooden goose presented on the wedding day by bridegroom to the bride’s family as his pledge to be faithful and a good provider. The motifs on these pieces are simplified and abstracted shapes of trees, fruits, butterflies and birds related to wishes for temporal prosperity and happiness.


Source: Hur, Dong-hwa, Bojagi’s Simple Elegance (Seoul; The museum of Korean Embroidery, 2004) 

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