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Framed Fabric Stencils - great designs

Framed Fabric Stencils - great designs

Ise Katagami

Japan - most 1870s
All in this group are newly matted and framed
Various sizes
    Japanese paper stencils are used in the process of dyeing textiles. The patterns are varied: geometric shapes, animals, flowers, landscapes and everyday objects. The patterns are an art form in themselves. Some are constructed for repeat dyeing; others are single designs. They are cut into sheets of handmade mulberry paper laminated together and waterproofed with persimmon tannin. Designs are cut into the paper with thin knives and fine punches, and reinforced with stands of silk. Each plate has two small pinholes that serve as "register marks." A pin or point is passed through each of these two holes and into the corresponding marks left by the previous impression. In this way, design continuity is insured. Designs can be printed either vertically or horizontally.
    The first western book on them was published in 1892. The  Boston Museum held an exhibit of them in 1910.  We matted this to fit a standard frame, modern or more traditional. These stencils fit into a collection of modern art as easily as into a period collection of Japanese woodblocks.


Price: $450.00   On Sale: Take 67% off gallery price

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Ise Katagami
53975 Main Road Southold, NY    P 631-765-8432