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Katagami stencil

about 1870

A Japanese katagami stencil depicting wisteria sprays against a background of flowing water. Scenes of flowers against water are typical summer imagery. This stencil is of the sansun okuri size class (determined by the repeat length). This is one of around 400 Japanese 'katagami' stencils which are part of the Silver Studio Collection. The stencils were produced in Japan as a way of applying patterns to fabric, mainly kimonos. The katagami collected by the Silver Studio all date from the 1860s and 70s, and were used by the Studio's designers as reference material via which to produce their own Japanese-inspired patterns.

Object Number

K1.2

Layers of Japanese paper (glued with wheat starch paste), stained and waterproofed with persimmon juice.


height: 243mm
width: 405mm (unmounted)

Design

Landscape/scenery
   > Water
plants
   > plant
Flowers
   > flower
plants
   > leaf

Object

katagami stencil
Katagami stencil
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