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blue and white bojagi

September 18, 2011


bojagi number 3 blowing in the early morning breeze.

somehow the idea of wrapping cloths and Japanese furoshiki have captured my imagination. This one has scraps that hold memories and so I’ll keep it.I’ve added some tiny folded squares in one corner.  Chunghie Lee calls them pine nuts and states they are “often used to trim the one corner of a wedding  BoJaGi that will show after the piece is folded”.

I like to start with an interesting fabric piece and build around it.  The shibori stars are a workshop sample on silk satin.

the medium blue with darker stripe pattern is my first shifu, cut and spun at Kawashima in 1987.

and the “eyes” are  woven warp shibori scraps used in a wall hanging.

the next bojagi is already on the cutting board!         

10 Comments leave one →
  1. arlene permalink
    September 19, 2011 7:03 pm

    OH Jean this is beautiful. I love how the sun shines through.


  2. September 19, 2011 8:30 am

    Years ago we had two Japanese exchange students and they brought two furoshiki as gifts. These are so beautiful with memories sewn together.


  3. September 19, 2011 1:38 am

    An absolute beauty, I wonder how you find the time to do all this and have a ‘normal’ life as well (working, cookin, shopping, etc).


  4. September 18, 2011 11:38 pm

    wonderful way to keep memories!


  5. September 18, 2011 6:36 pm

    I love this blue and white bojagi a lot, but I also like your other ones too. I hope to dye some cotton in different shade of blue and make one after the tour. Love it, thank you – Hugs Nat


  6. September 18, 2011 1:28 pm

    i didn’t think i could like one even more than mine, but this is lovely. i look at mine all the time, up close it’s so different than far away. i hadn’t thought about using it to wrap something.


    • September 18, 2011 2:11 pm

      and I still like yours the best – and I’m so happy that you have it. I have used furoshiki ever since I discovered them and the Japanese use paper to wrap the same way, it makes everyday items seem special and it’s like opening a present whenever you unwrap something.


  7. September 18, 2011 1:27 pm

    Jean, your pojagi piece is great especially against the light ! (there was a great article in a textile crafts magazine here, about this great Asian artist who used the thinnest of cloths !) Must try that myself some time ….though I’m not exactly sure how to
    Love the “domino” knitting ! (did the striped ones, and I have a stash in a drawer to make another one ….. when I can find the time for it 😉 ….)


  8. January 22, 2014 8:48 am

    asia-crunch — thank you.



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