Katagami Stencils

Katagami stencils have been used in a variety of  katazome (stencil dyed) textile techniques for dyeing kimono, yukata, futon cover fabrics etc. The stencils are made from layers of kozo mulberry paper laminated with unripe persimmon  tannin and smoked. The combination of the tannin and smoke produces a durable and nearly waterproof stencil that can be used hundreds of time. The stencils are finely cut by hand with chisels.  Very open designs will have a fine silk netting placed between the layers of peper for stability. 

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***Ise Katagami

Traditional Japanese Stencils Patterns

$ 72.50

***Kamon Katagami

Selection of four kamon katagami stencils

$ 22.00

***Katagami Cards

Pack of 3 kamon katagami cards

$ 24.00

Blossoms and Arrows

Blossoms, leaves and geometric panels

$ 45.00


Butterflies over water (?)

$ 25.00

Floating Sakura

Cherry blossoms floating in stream

$ 60.00

Floral and Shippo

Floral motifs with Shippo Seven Treasures of Buddha design

$ 25.00


Flower Diamond Design

$ 70.00


Kiku chrysanthemum and shippo 'Seven Treasures of buddah'

$ 25.00

Kiku (2)

Chrysanthemum katazome design

$ 70.00

Kiku and Kenman- mon

Chrysanthemum and Kenman mon floral design

$ 50.00


Stylised auspicious character for long life.

$ 25.00


Wavy lines of a leaf-like pattern

$ 70.00


Maybe oak leaves?

$ 25.00


Momiji maple leaves

$ 25.00

Pine Needles

Pine needles and plum blossoms

$ 25.00


Chidori plover design with a hint of cherry blossom

$ 25.00

Plovers (small)

Small chidori plovers and waves

$ 25.00

Plum and Weights

Ume plum and fundo weight pattern

$ 60.00


Cherry blossoms and clouds

$ 25.00