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"Fan of Bats" Katagami Stencil



 
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Yes, bats!
Our Price: $69.99
Material: Paper
Length: 16"
Width: 12.5"
Condition: Very Good

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Product Code: 1115STENCIL8
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"Fan of Bats" Katagami Stencil

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.
Nowadays, more durable plastic versions are used, but these older paper stencils are often still usable in addition to being a work of art.

Fun, fun, fun design of three fan shapes, each filled with carve shibori "spiderweb" designs that - by intention or accident? - seem to create the shapes of bats in between! Each fan alternates with a grid formed from tiny, thin, hand-cut bamboo poles crossing. Delicate bamboo leaves are scattered about as well.

Great condition, still usable as a stencil, but some crumpled corners and ragged edges, see photos.

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