Japanese Katagami Kimono Stencil Katazome Vtg Kanji Engei Kumiai Gifu KK102
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Japanese Katagami Kimono Stencil Katazome
Japanese kimono stencil Katagami
Kanji reading: Maki engei kumiai Gifu kuri-n nogyo
Kanji meaning: Maki labor union for the people in the gardening industry, Gifu clean agriculture
Approx. 55 cm long x 30 cm wide
Item weight: 100 grams
Packed weight: 350 grams
Good condition considering its age. Wear and tear due to age. Please see 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. 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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