Antique Japanese Katagami Kimono Stencii

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Mulberry paper


Katagami (伊勢型紙) is the Japanese craft of making paper stencils for dyeing textiles.It is designated one of the Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan.This is good for making a certain shape or picture within your project.Multiple layers of thin washi paper are bonded with a glue extracted from persimmon, which makes a strong flexible brown coloured paper. The designs can be extremely intricate, and consequently fragile. Nowadays the stencils are sometimes sold as artwork, attached to hand fans, or used to decorate screens and doors in Japanese rooms. For kimono printing the stencils are stabilized by attaching them to a fine silk net.


Good condition considering its age. Screen damaged. Wear and tear due to age.This is a vintage item, ther might be missing parts.Fragile.Please look photos carefully before you purchase.Feel free to ask questions.


Size approx 34.5cm x 49 cm


Japanese Katagami is a stencil pattern for dying textiles used for printing Kimonos. This antique Katagami was designed during the Meiji era 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 negative space in the printed design.




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Katagami Stencil