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 Faded Katazome Cotton: Arrow Feather Fans

A Length of Faded Katazome Cotton: Arrow Feather Fans

late nineteenth, early twentieth century32" x 12 1/2", 81... (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 Gauzy Cotton Katazome: Hexagons and Roundels

A Length of Gauzy Cotton Katazome: Hexagons and Roundels

late nineteenth, early twentieth century58" x 12 1/4", 14... (more)

A Mended Length of Faded Resist Dyed Cotton: Holes and a Patch

A Mended Length of Faded Resist Dyed Cotton: Holes and a Patch

early twentieth century75" x 12 1/4", 190.5 cm x 30.5 cmT... (more)

Two Short Katazome Pieces: Geometry

Two Short Katazome Pieces: Geometry

late nineteenth centurytwo pieces, each piece: 19 1/2" x ... (more)

A Length of Block Faded Narumi Kongata: Middle Figure Pattern

A Length of Block Faded Narumi Kongata: Middle Figure Pattern

late nineteenth century36" x 12 3/4", 91.5 cm x 32.5 cm N... (more)

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