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"Paulownia" Katagami Stencil
"Paulownia" Katagami Stencil

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

Quantity in Stock:1
Shipping: Orders received before 11am EST ship same day via USPS. Otherwise, next business day.
Product Code: 0717STENCIL26


"Paulownia" Katagami Stencil

Vintage Japanese katagami stencil.

Beautiful paulownia design - one that is a very popular family crest! - floating on an arabesque background.

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.

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