December 7, 2013
About six weeks ago I returned from a buying trip to Japan, and when I’m back in New York after such a trip, I get caught up in myriad details of running my business. That said, it was only today that I was able to review some of the photos I snapped in Japan in mid October and I wanted to share some with you.
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November 21, 2013
This is a very interesting sample book that shows about 74 katazome patterns. The images are stenciled directly on to paper from an actual stencil, so in the cases where the page is not cut–most of the book–the images seen here are an imprint of a full stencil.
Each full page measures about 9 1/2″ x 13″ or 24 x 33 cm. It’s wonderful to be able to leaf through this book and see each of these repeats in full size.
The patterns seen in this book vary between stylized floral images, abstracted natural images and animal images and the many images shown in the book only scratch the surface of the endless variety found in the canon of katazome designs.
The book was probably produced in the early twentieth century.
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