229,00 DKK

a guide to japanese katagami designs

Patterns and designs 

Katagami stencils are made by treating handmade Japanese paper with fermented persimmon tannin and are carved with a huge variety of designs and patterns principally for dyeing komon, yukata and katayuzen kimono fabric.

This book presents some 180 samples selected from the huge collection of 18,000 katagami designs in the possession of Kyotech Co. The panorama of 62 motifs ranging from seasonal themes such as the New Year's holiday and plum blossoms to basic patterns of stripes. Some of the katagami stencils are viewed in relation to artworks incorporating the same designs or patterns, enabling the  reader to re-discover the rich inventiveness of the Japanese aesthetic.

 

Softcover  I  11 x 15 cm  I  335 pages  I  Japanese

a guide to japanese katagami designs

Patterns and designs 

229,00 DKK

Katagami stencils are made by treating handmade Japanese paper with fermented persimmon tannin and are carved with a huge variety of designs and patterns principally for dyeing komon, yukata and katayuzen kimono fabric.

This book presents some 180 samples selected from the huge collection of 18,000 katagami designs in the possession of Kyotech Co. The panorama of 62 motifs ranging from seasonal themes such as the New Year's holiday and plum blossoms to basic patterns of stripes. Some of the katagami stencils are viewed in relation to artworks incorporating the same designs or patterns, enabling the  reader to re-discover the rich inventiveness of the Japanese aesthetic.

 

Softcover  I  11 x 15 cm  I  335 pages  I  Japanese