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"Antique and Amazing" Katagami Stencil
"Antique and Amazing" Katagami Stencil

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Masterful craftsmanship
Our Price: $99.00
Material: Paper
Length: Outside Edge: 16" (Design: 14")
Width: Outside Edge: 10" (Design: 5")
Condition: Very Good Vintage

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Product Code: 0717STENCILN7


"Antique and Amazing" Katagami Stencil

Vintage Japanese katagami stencil.

This stencil is from the Meiji Period, according to its former owner. The darker, thicker paper, the smaller size (see measurements) as well as the design are certainly convincing.

This stencil should catch the eye of the serious collector. Those elaborate, tiny designs were created with the smallest of blades, the steadiest of hands, and an incredible amount of skill. Ferns, butterflies - and no doubt you'll discover more elements!

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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