Katazome

Katazome is a resist dye technique in which a paste of rice flour and bran is applied to cloth through a cut paper stencil. This paste is applied with a flat, blunt tool or a brush: where the paste has been pushed onto the cloth, dye will not penetrate. Dyes can be applied using an immersion method, by hand tinting, or by a combination of these applications, depending on the complexity of the desired effect. If the cloth is to be seen from both sides, the application of rice paste through a stencil is applied to both sides of a cloth, requiring an amazing technical skill for exact registration of the stencil on front and back.

A Length of 19th Century Kumanozome: Moire Effect Stenciled Cotton

A Length of 19th Century Kumanozome: Moire Effect Stenciled Cotton

late nineteenth century30" x 12", 76 cm x 30.5 cm This is... (more)

A Length of Smudged Katazome Cotton: Attractive Imperfections

A Length of Smudged Katazome Cotton: Attractive Imperfections

early twentieth century36 1/2" x 13 1/2", 92.5 cm x 34.25... (more)

A Length of Large-Scale Katazome: Chrysanthemums

A Length of Large-Scale Katazome: Chrysanthemums

early twentieth century37 1/2" x 13 1/2", 95 cm x 34 cm T... (more)

An Elaborately Designed and Executed Katazome Length: Tortoise and Crane

An Elaborately Designed and Executed Katazome Length: Tortoise and Crane

early twentieth century34" x 13", 86.5 cm x 33 cm This is... (more)

A Beautifully Figured Length of Tsumugi Silk: Patches

A Beautifully Figured Length of Tsumugi Silk: Patches

late nineteenth century39" x 14 1/4", 99 cm x 36 cmThis i... (more)

A Length of Narumi Kongata: Multi-Stenciled Katazome

A Length of Narumi Kongata: Multi-Stenciled Katazome

late nineteenth century27" x 13", 68.5 cm x 33 cmBy the b... (more)

A Section of a Happi: Resist Dyed Cotton

A Section of a Happi: Resist Dyed Cotton

mid twentieth century35" x 13 1/2", 89 cm x 34.25 cm This... (more)

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