or Ise-katagami is the art of making stencils for fabric printing. The art is traditionally centered on the city of Suzuka in Mie Prefecture. Multiple layers of thin washi paper, often from the mulberry tree, are bonded with a glue extracted from persimmon, which makes a strong flexible brown coloured paper. The kimono fabric is then resist dyed using the stencil.
The use of stencils was first noted in the Nara period AD 710 Katagami stencils inspired artists from the Wiener Werkstatte at the turn of the 20th century. Liberty's were selling these at the turn of the century.
The Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture held a symposium: Japonisme in Design of similar stencils in April at the Asia House in Cavendish Street London W1.
I have dozens of these. Here are three examples.
Each measures 16 x 10 in; 41 x 25 cm
I am asking £20-25 each depending on condition.
Price: on request
Ref N°: 8236
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