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 Furoshiki Fashioned from Sakai Sarasa: Luxurious Cotton Cloth from Osaka

A Furoshiki Fashioned from Sakai Sarasa: Luxurious Cotton Cloth from Osaka

mid to late nineteenth century29 1/2" x 23 3/4", 75 cm x ... (more)

A Rare Blue-on-White Katazome Dyed Han Juban: Sampler Fabric

A Rare Blue-on-White Katazome Dyed Han Juban: Sampler Fabric

late nineteenth, early twentieth century26" x 24 1/2", 66... (more)

A Length of Taisho Sarasa: Pixels

A Length of Taisho Sarasa: Pixels

early twentieth century58 3/4" x 14", 149 cm x 35.5 cm Th... (more)

A Length of Brown Colored Stenciled Cotton: Roundels of Wisteria

A Length of Brown Colored Stenciled Cotton: Roundels of Wisteria

late nineteenth century55 1/2" x 12 3/4", 141 cm x 32.25 ... (more)

A Length of Edo Komon Dyed Cotton: Minuscule Pattern and Family Crest

A Length of Edo Komon Dyed Cotton: Minuscule Pattern and Family Crest

kamid nineteenth century38" x 13", 96.5 cm x 33 cm This i... (more)

A Home Made Apron: Very Good Katazome Cotton

A Home Made Apron: Very Good Katazome Cotton

early to mid twentieth century24" x 19", 61 cm x 48 cm Th... (more)

A Length of Patched Katazome Cotton: Figured Cloth

A Length of Patched Katazome Cotton: Figured Cloth

late nineteenth, early twentieth century61" x 33", 155 cm... (more)

A Length of Boldly Patterned Katazome Cloth: Large Scale Maple Leaves

A Length of Boldly Patterned Katazome Cloth: Large Scale Maple Leaves

early twentieth century38" x 13 1/4", 96.5 cm x 33.5 cm W... (more)

A Length of Low Contrast Figured Cloth: Nagoya Sarasa

A Length of Low Contrast Figured Cloth: Nagoya Sarasa

early to mid twentieth century61" x 13 1/2", 155 cm x 34 ... (more)

A Section of Resist Dyed Hemp Cloth: Kyogen Costume

A Section of Resist Dyed Hemp Cloth: Kyogen Costume

early twentieth century37" x 16", 94 cm x 40.5 cm This is... (more)

A Length of Katazome Dyed Cotton: Indian Inspired Pattern

A Length of Katazome Dyed Cotton: Indian Inspired Pattern

late nineteenth, early twentieth century32 1/2" x 12 3/4"... (more)

A Length of Edo Komon Cloth: Large Butterfly Family Crest

A Length of Edo Komon Cloth: Large Butterfly Family Crest

mid nineteenth century39" x 13 3/4", 99 cm x 35 cm This i... (more)

A Length of Rare Orange Ground Narumi Kongata: Katazome as Shibori

A Length of Rare Orange Ground Narumi Kongata: Katazome as Shibori

late nineteenth century28" x 13", 71 cm x 33 cm Narumi ko... (more)

A Length of White on Blue Narumi Kongata: Delicate Image

A Length of White on Blue Narumi Kongata: Delicate Image

early twentieth century22" x 13 1/2", 56 cm x 34 cm This ... (more)

A Length of Hand Spun Cotton Katazome: Beautiful Indigo

A Length of Hand Spun Cotton Katazome: Beautiful Indigo

late nineteenth century25 1/4" x 12 3/4", 64 cm x 32.5 cm... (more)

A Katazome Dyed Cotton Koshimaki: Beautifully Figured Under Kimono

A Katazome Dyed Cotton Koshimaki: Beautifully Figured Under Kimono

early twentieth century32" x 41", 81 cm x 104 cm This ind... (more)

A Katazome Dyed Furoshiki: Deep Indigo Pattern in Crisp Condition

A Katazome Dyed Furoshiki: Deep Indigo Pattern in Crisp Condition

early twentieth century44 1/4" x 33 cm, 112.5 cm x 84 cmT... (more)

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