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. 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.
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 24×36″. To place an order call us at 780-432-0240.