The hand-cut stencil paper known as katagami was used to make patterns for resist-dyeing of Japanese kimonos and other textiles. In the Edo period (1615 1868) and even into the early twentieth century, such stencil-patterned textiles became increasingly elaborate and costly. While these stencils and the skilled craftsmen who created them produced exquisite results on fabric, the stencils can be considered works of art in their own right, often showing breathtaking intricacy.
Our graceful poncho design is based on a striking twentieth-century stencil (made after 1922) in the Museums collection, which features a graphic pattern of a fence with chrysanthemums. One size fits all. Silk georgette. Imported. 37” x 26 1/2”.
One size fits all
37” x 26 1/2”