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"Pine Cones" Katagami Stencil
"Pine Cones" Katagami Stencil

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Masterful Work
Our Price: $60.00
Material: Paper
Length: Outside Edge: 16" (Design: 12.5")
Width: Outside Edge: 13" (Design: 8")
Condition: Very Good Vintage

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 0118STENCIL8


"Pine Cones" Katagami Stencil

Vintage Japanese katagami stencil.

A small delicate design of plum blossoms and pine cones. See how varying the side of the little punch holes between the other elements creates movement and depth. A lot of masterful work on this stencil.

Some damage to the design in a few places (priced accordingly). See photo. Still suitable for framing or other sections of the stencil could be used for dyeing.

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 works of art.

See video below for how these stencils are made.

Katagami Stencils

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