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 Thickly Woven Stenciled 19th Century Fragment: Rabbit and Shrimp

A Thickly Woven Stenciled 19th Century Fragment: Rabbit and Shrimp

mid 19th century13 1/2" x 6", 34.25 cm x 15 cm This mid 1... (more)

A Length of Jishiro Katazome Hemp or Ramie Cloth: Summer Pattern

A Length of Jishiro Katazome Hemp or Ramie Cloth: Summer Pattern

early twentieth century59" x 12", 150 cm x 30.5 cmThis is... (more)

A Length of Katazome Dyed Cotton: One-Half Family Crest

A Length of Katazome Dyed Cotton: One-Half Family Crest

late nineteenth, early twentieth century64" x 13 1/4", 17... (more)

A Length of Chuusen Dyed Gauzy Cotton: Tortoiseshell

A Length of Chuusen Dyed Gauzy Cotton: Tortoiseshell

mid twentieth century48" x 13", 122 cm x 33 cm This is an... (more)

Two Katazome Dyed Panels: Large Resisted Family Crest

Two Katazome Dyed Panels: Large Resisted Family Crest

late nineteenth, early twentieth century59" x 26 1/2", 15... (more)

A Length of Indigo Dyed Cotton: Resisted Chrysanthemums

A Length of Indigo Dyed Cotton: Resisted Chrysanthemums

early twentieth century66" x 13 1/4", 167.5 cm x 33.5 cm ... (more)

A Resist Dyed Hemp Cloth: Unknown Function

A Resist Dyed Hemp Cloth: Unknown Function

late nineteenth, early twentieth century12 1/2" x 28", 31... (more)

A Length of Katazome Dyed Cotton: One-and-a-Half Loom Width

A Length of Katazome Dyed Cotton: One-and-a-Half Loom Width

early to mid twentieth century43" x 19 1/4", 109.25 cm x ... (more)

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