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Old October 3rd, 2008, 05:10 PM   #3
Dinie Gootjes
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Hallo Jeff,

That sounds like an interesting symposium, with a lot of different subjects. Something for everyone (as long as everyone is interested in textiles ).

I would have loved to attend the presentation on Korean hemp cloth. We lived in Korea during the 80s, and we regularly saw hemp cloth being used for funeral wear and as the traditional cool summer clothing, most often worn by older men. It took us some time to figure out what those clothes were made of. We knew the words for wool, cotton, silk and linen, but this was something else. In the end the dictionary solved the problem. I wish that we had known and asked more at that time. Do you remember whether andongpoh is named after the city of Andong? A good friend of ours is from there, she might know something about it: she knows a lot about the history and customs of her country.
Thanks for the report,

Dinie Gootjes
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