One of a kind authentic Japanese katagami stencil, once used to create kimono fabrics between 1940 and 1960.
Note the tiny, tiny dots that surround the florals and create the hexagon shapes. These were done by hand with a single punch hole tool. Amazing.
This stencil was well used, as evidenced by the flurry of tiny pin holes along the border of the stencil.
Each stencil is made from mulberry paper coated wtih persimmon juice for strength and water resistance. Each was uniquely designed and was hand cut by punch or cutting tools and reinforced with a tiny silk screen. Click HERE to view a short youtube video on how these stencils are cut.
Width = 19.5"
Condition =excellent, though note slight damage from pin holes