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Close-up of a Pojagi flag--a patchwork of blue, green, yellow and neutral tones

© DAVID O'CONNOR

A Journey in Color
This pojagi cloth was made by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) students, using traditional techniques of dying cloth in vats of indigo and hand-sewing it in particular patterns. The Silk Road Ensemble developed a musical work based on the worldwide migration of the dye indigo while in residence at RISD.


Jang-Go

© BRUNO LE HIR DE FALLOIS


Jang-go

orig. Korea  The jang-go is an hourglass-shaped drum with two leather heads that are struck with mallots. One side of the drum has a higher pitch than the other.

The instrument is used in samul nori traditional folk music, which was popularized by Korean farmers. Samul nori music typically features four different percussion instruments, each of which represents a force in nature. The jang-go symbolizes water or rain.


Jang-go players
Dong-Won Kim


Other percussion instruments
Percussion
Tabla


Other Korean instruments
Kayagum