pojagi

About Pojagi - When my daughter's first hanbok arrived, it was carefully wrapped in a beautiful pojagi made of ornate silk as precious as the dress itself. Pojagi, a Korean traditional wrapping cloth, often the remnants of clothes and bedding is also used as food covering. I have memories of my grandmother preparing our meals early in the morning. She gently covered the food with a pojagi until it was ready to be served. Every morning the menu was the same, but every morning there was a small thrill in the uncovering, to find the neat arrangement of dishes prepared with care. Each bundle through its selection of pattern, colors, and the knot becomes a distinct a gift, waiting to be unveiled.

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