A Korean folk-art inspiration for Abba costume?

by 앤서방 on 1 January, 2015

in Asides, Fashion, Minhwa

ABBA tops

Burning issue of 2015: was Frida from Abba’s 1975 Owe Sandström designed cat costume inspired by this Korean 민화 (‘minhwa’, folk art) tiger painting?

Minhwa tiger

A lengthy Google trawl revealed nothing conclusive. The Abba museum in Stockholm replicates the design on mugs, t shirts and keyrings but to me they look like souvenirs from Insadong.

You can see the costumes in action here:

…or purchase your T-shirt direct from the Abba Museum shop here

The cat T-shirt

(Abba photo credit: Premium Rockshot/Bengt H Malmqvist)

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