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"Circle Parade" Katagami Stencil



 
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Tiny, random dashes, too
Our Price: $50.00
Material: Paper
Length: 16.5"
Width: 12.5"
Condition: Very Good Vintage

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"Circle Parade" Katagami Stencil

Vintage Japanese katagami stencil.

Hundreds of hand-cut circles march in single file while between them - look closely - are tiny, tiny, tiny little cut out dashes that seem be be placed absolutely randomly.

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.

See video below for how stencils are made.

Katagami Stencil Demo

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