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"Circles Make Angles" Katagami Stencil
"Circles Make Angles" Katagami Stencil

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A thousand punches
Our Price: $49.99
Material: Paper
Length: 16"
Width: 12"
Condition: Very Good

Quantity in Stock:1
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Product Code: 1115STENCIL2

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"Circles Make Angles" 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.

Look closely to appreciate the craftsmanship and the many hours of work that went into creating a grid of crosses and rectangles from a series of tiny, tiny circles. Reinforced with hand-stitched threads running diagonally across the back.

Great condition, still usable as a stencil, but some crumpled corners that are separating, see photos.

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