Antique Japanese Katagami Paper Textile Stencil Cutout Shishi Lion Dog FL269
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Antique Japanese Katagami Textile Stencil
Japanese Katagami is a stencil pattern for dyeing textiles used for printing designs and patterns on kimono and other fabric items. Using traditional mulberry paper, this katagami stencil is a cutout of a larger sheet. It features a Shishi lion dog head in incredible detail. This piece can also be used as decoration.
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.
Approx. 32 cm long x 38.5 cm wide
Item weight: 100 grams
Packed weight: 400 grams
Good condition considering its age. Wear and tear due to age and use. Please see pictures carefully.
We got this item at an antique auction in Tajimi in Gifu, Japan
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