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.


Paper only

This is a vintage item, there are some tears or mising parts.Fragile.

Please look photos carefully before you purchase.

Feel free to ask questions.


Size approx   53.5 cm x 44.5   cm

Katagami Stencil