Japanese Antique Ise Katagami Kimono Stencil Katazome
- Japanese Katagami Kimono Stencil
- Design: Small rhombus shape and short line pattern
- Used to dye fabrics such as Kimonos
- Mulberry Paper, no silk lining
- Item weight: 9 grams
- Packed weight: 300 grams
- Approx. 42.5 cm long x 31 cm wide
- Good condition considering its age. Wear and tear due to age. Please see the photos.
- Acquired from an auction in Tajimi in Gifu Prefecture in central 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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