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Stencil, Dragonflies

This is a Stencil. We acquired it in 1976. Its medium is mulberry paper (kozo washi) treated with fermented persimmon tannin (kakishibu), silk threads (itoire). It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

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Stencil, Dragonflies; Japan; mulberry paper (kozo washi) treated with fermented persimmon tannin (kakishibu), silk threads (itoire); 1976-103-11

We have 1 video that features Stencil, Dragonflies.

Katagami & Katazome Demonstration

Master craftsmen from Japan demonstrate traditional techniques for hand-cutting paper stencils (katagami) and resist-dying silk (katazome). This video condenses a multi-hour process into under two...

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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