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Katagami stencil

about 1870

A Japanese katagami stencil depicting butterflies against a background of tied bunches of wisteria or paulownia blooms. This katagami stencil matches a Silver Studio design (SD7588). 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

K1.25

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


height: 245mm
width: 410mm (unmounted)

Further Reading

Hendon, Zoe. Japantastic: Japanese-Inspired Patterns for the British Home, 1880-1930. Blurb.com, 2010.
http://www.moda.mdx.ac.uk/exhibitions/japantastic

Hendon, Zoe. Japantastic: Japanese-Inspired Patterns for the British Home, 1880-1930. Blurb.com, 2010.

Katagami Style , Mabuchii, Akiko; Takagi, Yoko; Nagasaki, Iwao, Ikeda, Yuko Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Mie Prefectural Art Museum; Nikkei Inc.,2012

Katagami Style [English language], Mabuchii, Akiko; Takagi, Yoko; Nagasaki, Iwao, Ikeda, Yuko: Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Mie Prefectural Art Museum; Nikkei Inc.;

Hendon, Zoe. The Silver Studio and the Art of Japan, Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, 2013

Design

Insects
   > Butterflies

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