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 Jishiro Katazome: Shrimp and Noshi

A Length of Jishiro Katazome: Shrimp and Noshi

early twentieth century32" x 13", 81 cm x 33 cm This is a... (more)

A Section of a Happi: Resist Dyed Cotton

A Section of a Happi: Resist Dyed Cotton

mid twentieth century35" x 13 1/2", 89 cm x 34.25 cm This... (more)

A Length of Katazome Dyed Hand Spun Cotton: Large Scale Phoenixes

A Length of Katazome Dyed Hand Spun Cotton: Large Scale Phoenixes

late nineteenth century71" x 13", 180 cm x 33 cm This is ... (more)

A Length of Indigo Dyed Narumi Kongata Cotton: Faux Shibori

A Length of Indigo Dyed Narumi Kongata Cotton: Faux Shibori

early twentieth century28 1/2" x 13", 72.5 cm x 33 cm Nar... (more)

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 Group of Five Faded Pieces of Edo Komon: 19th Century Cotton

A Group of Five Faded Pieces of Edo Komon: 19th Century Cotton

mid nineteenth centuryvarious sizes, the largest:13" x 13... (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 Panel from a Resist Dyed Happi: Work Coat

A Panel from a Resist Dyed Happi: Work Coat

mid twentieth century37" x 13 1/2", 94 cm x 34.25 cm This... (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)

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