Last year during Asian Art in London I paid Linda Wrigglesworth a visit. She has an interesting collection of antique textiles and Korean costume alongside her own more modern takes on the oriental style. I particularly liked the rather fine 19th century purple official’s robe (below), not that I would have a use for it for everyday wear. For decorative wall-hanging though she has some beautiful pojagi – decorative wrapping cloths (example right).
Wrigglesworth’s complete Korean collection is coming under the hammer during this year’s Asian Art in London, at an auction at Christies on 6 November. At their South Kensington sale rooms (85 Old Brompton Road) at 10:30am her collection is included in the sale of Japanese Art and Asian Textiles.
- The Pojagi pictured above raised £4,750 (against an estimate of £4-6,000)
- The costume pictured in the thumbnail on the right raised £3,750 (estimate £3-4,000)
- Other items failed to sell