Handcrafted Ramie Cloth Placemat with Chogakbo Design
The ramie, one of the oldest vegetable fibers, has been used for thousands of years as garments and table linens in East Asia for its smooth lustrous beauty as well as its practicality for being strong, resistant to insect attack and antibacterial. This ramie cloth placemat will add natural beauty and elegance to your table.
This unique handmade ramie cloth placemat is decorated with the simple reinterpretation of chogakbo design. Chogakbo is the patchwork wrapping cloth (chogakbo) that Korean housewives made with leftover pieces of fabric. Chogakbo is appraised by art critics as a fine art with its refined composition and harmonious color combination from different leftover cloth pieces, even though the tradition of chogakbo making began because of practical uses in the home; for example, it was used as a screen as well as a wrapper for clothes, bedding or gifts. It has found another wonderful use in this placemat.