Antique Japanese Katagami Kimono Stencil Katazome Crane Star Cloud C778
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Japanese Katagami Kimono Stencil Katazome
Japanese kimono stencil Katagami
Design of outline of crane and something like cloud with star
Approx. 89.5 cm long x 53.8 cm wide
Item weight: 100 grams
Packed weight: 350 grams
Good condition considering its age. Cracks on the frame. Wear and tear due to age. Please see the pictures carefully and bid with confidence.
We got this item at an antique auction in Tajimi in Gifu, Japan
Japanese Katagami is a stencil pattern for dying textiles used for printing Kimonos. This antique Katagami was designed during the mid or late Edo period (1860) to early Meiji (1900) in Central Japan. It is made of two or more layers of handmade mulberry paper laminated together and waterproofed with persimmon tannin. Katagami printing uses a technique called resist dye where a paste is applied to the fabric with the katagami before dipping in ink. The open space on the katagami will be a negative space in the printed design.
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