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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Japanese Textile Stencil, n.d.
12 1/4 x 16 3/8 in. (31 x 42 cm)

Object Type: Stencil
Technique: Incising
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Francine Farr
Accession Number: 2016.2.1

This is an example of ise-katagami, a paper stencil used to print patterns on kimonos. The special stencil paper is known as katajigami, composed of 3 layers of handmade paper brushed with persimmon juice. The image shown here is a detail.

Writing in black ink along the bottom margin of the paper and in a column on the right and in the center.

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