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"Wild Abstract" Katagami Stencil



 
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Silk Thread Reinforcement
Our Price: $60.00
Sale Price: $50.00
Material: Paper
Length: Outside Edge: 21" (Design: 18.5")
Width: Outside Edge: 9" (Design: 5.5")
Condition: Very Good Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 0717STENCIL27
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"Wild Abstract" Katagami Stencil

Vintage Japanese katagami stencil.

We can't identify the motif, but have seen kimono from the 1960s with similar designs stenciled across the hem.

Note the silk screen that keeps the elements in place.

Katagami are the stencils used to create layers of design on traditional Japanese kimono. Each one is cut by hand, either with a free-hand knife or a sharp and tiny punch tool. They are made from one or two sheets of heavy paper and then covered with persimmon juice to add strength and moisture resistance. (For delicate designs, two sheets of paper were stacked and cut together, then a thin silk screen was placed between them before fusing the papers together with persimmon juice.) Nowadays, more durable plastic versions are used, but these older paper stencils are often still usable in addition to being a work of art.

Katagami Stencil Demo

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