Sun Young Choi, Joeun Lee

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This study aims to design scarves using traditional Mongolian motifs from various ornaments. However, it is not just about borrowing images but accurately understanding the symbolism of the motifs and promoting Mongolian culture with the meaning of gratitude for tradition in meeting the cultural appropriateness of Mongolian culture as a person who has experienced the country's life and culture in person.
Ornaments are an essential part of decorative arts in Mongolia, and there are around 7000 different forms of Mongolian patterns. They reflect traditional artistic metaphors that portray the nature, meaning, and significance of different objects and phenomena in our life and the universe. The first ornamental figures and patterns included realistic descriptions of objects and events; later, dots, lines, and geometric shapes were included. Mongolian ornaments have symbolic significances relating to various wishes for a life that can be conveyed in secret or satirical ways.
To develop the printing pattern, I combined the traditional Mongolian geometric patterns and Moiré pattern, inspired by psychedelic art, in which I have long been interested.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2019
Event2019 SFTI – WSU International Invited Fashion Exhibition: Fashioning Digital, Transformation - Washington State University, Seattle, United States
Duration: 15 Jul 201918 Jul 2019


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