These traditional Korean patchwork placemats are made of ramie fabric. Textiles made of ramie are commonly used for clothing, bedding, hanbok(traditional Korean costumes), decorative items and many other uses in Korea.
Patchwork pattern is done in the style of jogakbo, giving these placemats their beautiful 'window pane' appearance. These placemats have different beauty when they are illuminated from behind as they have no separate layer for the back. These are a great addition to any table at tea time or can be used for home decoration as well.
Artist: Soo Park of Soocha Tea
Size (L x W): 27.5 x 21 cm (10 7/8 x 8 3/8 in)
Time to Complete: 12 hours
Stitch Techniques Used: Hemming and Flat-fell Seam
Exact size can vary from piece to piece.
They are easy to wrinkle and will breakdown if sharply folded. It's best to store flat.
Gentle hand-wash only in warm water. Do not squeeze or wring out. Wash dark colours separately. Lay flat to dry. Iron at 180-200 ºC (linen).