Katagami Japanese Stencil Edo Craftsman [Fine]
Offer updated on 5/16/2021
A Japanese Mulberry Paper Stencil (26 x 42 cm sheet size), being a beautifully intricate hand-cut repeat design; such precision and delicacy both in conception and execution defies belief. The stencils are made of two or more layers of handmade Mulberry paper laminated together, which is hardened and waterproofed with persimmon juice. This stencil retains the blue dye meticulously applied by the late Edo dyers, 1800-1840, and is in perfect condition, an exceptional survival as left by the 19th Century Edo craftsmen. BIBLIOGRAPHY: (1) Japanese Stencil Designs, One Hundred Outstanding Examples Collected And Introduced By Andrew W. Tuer. Facsimile Illustrations Of The Art Of The Japanese Stencil-Cutter, 1892. Reprinted New York: Dover, 1967. (2) The Great Japan Exhibition, Art Of The Edo Period 1600-1868, At The Royal Academy Of Arts 1981-1982. (3) The Designers Guide To Japanese Patterns. Jeanne Allen. Thames And Hudson, 1988.