Katazome-shi Japanese Paper 8×18″

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Katazome-shi Japanese Paper 8×18″

Katazome-shi patterns are inspired by the garment trade, particularly kimono fabric. These patterns are printed using a starch-resist and stencil-printing method with soy-based inks. Using a technique originally developed in Kyoto centuries ago for printing kimono fabric, hand cut stencils were made from persimmon-dyed “katagami” stencil paper.

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In fact, the word “katazome” means “stencil-dyed”. Each colour is applied by hand onto a kozo-sulphite mix, handmade paper. The techniques and materials used ensure the ink is absorbed deeply into the fibers of the paper for long-lasting colour. Katazome-shi‘s rich colours and the quality of the printed sheets is cloth-like in many ways. This paper is an excellent choice for covering books, boxes, lampshades, and collage.

Sheet Size: 8″ x 18″

Paper Weight: 60 g

More patterns available for special order. For a complete listing of available patterns visit The Japanese Paper Place website. Also available in full sheets of 24″ x 36″. To place an order call us at 780-432-0240.

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