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"Floating Ivy" Katagami Stencil
"Floating Ivy" Katagami Stencil

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Hand cut
Our Price: $50.00
Sale Price: $40.00
Material: Paper
Length (inches): 16"
Width (inches): 12.5"
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: 1116STENCIL1


"Floating Ivy" Katagami Stencil

Vintage Japanese katagami stencil.

This design features ivy leaves and an abstract net or basket weave design on a field of small cloud-shaped holes that seem to have been cut with a knife (not a punch tool) because the shape of each is different!

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 these stencils are made.

Katagami Stencil Demo

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