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 Stenciled Hand Spun Cotton: Unusual Green and Yellow

A Length of Stenciled Hand Spun Cotton: Unusual Green and Yellow

late nineteenth, early twentieth century68" x 13 3/4", 17... (more)

A Length of Large Scale Katazome Cotton: Stylized Tortoiseshell

A Length of Large Scale Katazome Cotton: Stylized Tortoiseshell

early twentieth century26" x 12 1/2", 66 cm x 32 cm This ... (more)

A Length of Twice Dyed Katazome Cotton: Rich Low Contrast Indigo

A Length of Twice Dyed Katazome Cotton: Rich Low Contrast Indigo

late nineteenth century25 1/2" x 13 3/4", 65 cm x 35 cm T... (more)

A Length of Dark Toned Katazome Cotton: Moody Design

A Length of Dark Toned Katazome Cotton: Moody Design

early twentieth century32" x 14 1/4", 81.5 cm x 36 cm Thi... (more)

A Length of Katazome Dyed Cotton: Elaborate Rendition of Interlocking Circles

A Length of Katazome Dyed Cotton: Elaborate Rendition of Interlocking Circles

late nineteenth, early twentieth century36 1/2" x 12 3/4"... (more)

An Old, Patched Katazome Dyed Fragment: Hand Spun Yarns

An Old, Patched Katazome Dyed Fragment: Hand Spun Yarns

late nineteenth century23 1/2" x 13", 59.5 cm x 33 cm Thi... (more)

A Length of Repaired Kumanozome: Stenciled Moire

A Length of Repaired Kumanozome: Stenciled Moire

late nineteenth century59 1/2" x 13", 151 cm x 33 cm This... (more)

A Length of Pieced and Patched Katazome Cotton

A Length of Pieced and Patched Katazome Cotton

early twentieth century59 1/2" x 13 1/2", 151 cm x 34 cm ... (more)

A Length of Large Scale Katazome Cotton: Curious Repair

A Length of Large Scale Katazome Cotton: Curious Repair

late nineteenth, early twentieth century33 1/2" x 12 1/2"... (more)

A Length of Katazome Dyed Cotton: Intense Geometric Repeat

A Length of Katazome Dyed Cotton: Intense Geometric Repeat

early twentieth century26" x 13 1/4", 66 cm x 33.5 cmThis... (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 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 Length of Brown Toned Katazome: Tortoises and Cranes

A Length of Brown Toned Katazome: Tortoises and Cranes

early twentieth century26 1/4" x 12 1/2", 66.5 cm x 31.5 ... (more)

A Length of Brown Toned Katazome Cotton: Chrysanthemums

A Length of Brown Toned Katazome Cotton: Chrysanthemums

early twentieth century30 1/4" x 13 1/2", 77 cm x 34 cm T... (more)

A Length of Katazome Dyed Cotton: Unusual White Coloration

A Length of Katazome Dyed Cotton: Unusual White Coloration

early twentieth century31 1/2" x 13 3/4", 80 cm x 35 cm T... (more)

A Length of Old Narumi Kongata Katazome: Hand Spun Cotton

A Length of Old Narumi Kongata Katazome: Hand Spun Cotton

late nineteenth century29" x 13", 73.75 cm x 33 cm This i... (more)

A Length of Kumanozome: OpArt Moire Stenciled Cotton

A Length of Kumanozome: OpArt Moire Stenciled Cotton

late nineteenth century67 3/4" x 13 1/4", 172 cm x 33.5 c... (more)

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