A set of five pieces salvaged from vintage Japanese katagami stencils that were slightly damaged from decades of storage.
In this kit you'll get five different stencils, all small repeat designs. You can add the option to include a traditional Japanese stencil brush for an extra $12.
Each piece is approximately 4"x7". This kit includes the five designs shown.
See last two photos for some amateur results using regular watercolors. (Designs in the print examples are for demonstration only and are not included in this kit.)
Katagami are the stencils used to create layers of design on traditional Japanese kimono. Each one is cut by hand, either with a free-hand knife or a sharp and tiny punch tool. They are made from one or two sheets of heavy paper and then covered with persimmon juice to add strength and moisture resistance. Nowadays, more durable plastic versions are used, but these older paper stencils are often still usable in addition to being works of art.
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Returns & exchanges
We gladly refund your purchase price as long as we recieve the item back in the same condition it was sent (please fold carefully to avoid wrinkles) within ten days of our shipping it to you. A re-conditioning charge may be levied for items that require ironing or repairs.