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 Dark Toned Narumi Kongata: Umbrellas and Hats

A Length of Dark Toned Narumi Kongata: Umbrellas and Hats

late nineteenth, early twentieth century30" x 12 1/4", 76... (more)

A 19th Century Katazome Dyed Sampler: Multiple Designs

A 19th Century Katazome Dyed Sampler: Multiple Designs

early twentieth century73" x 12", 185.5 cm x 30.5 cm This... (more)

A 19th Century Katazome Fragment: Greys and Stippling

A 19th Century Katazome Fragment: Greys and Stippling

mid to late nineteenth century19 1/2" x 13 1/2", 49.5 cm ... (more)

A Length of Blurred Katazome: Faded and Delicate

A Length of Blurred Katazome: Faded and Delicate

early twentieth century51" x 12 1/2", 129.5 cm x  32 cm T... (more)

A Length of Katazome: Roundels and "Watery" Arabesque

A Length of Katazome: Roundels and "Watery" Arabesque

early to mid twentieth century35 1/2" x 13", 90 cm x 33 c... (more)

Two Short Pieces of Twice Dyed Katazome: Layered and Clashing Designs

Two Short Pieces of Twice Dyed Katazome: Layered and Clashing Designs

early twentieth centuryright hand piece: 14 1/4" x 12 1/2... (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)

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