EDO KATAZOME ・ CLEMATIS . HOMESPUN, HANDWOVEN COTTON WARP AND SILK WEFT VAT-DYED IN BOTANICAL INDIGO OVERDYED WITH UKON (TURMERIC) EARLY/MID 19C The tsumugi hand-plied silk weft would have circumvented the Edo Shogunate’s sumptuary laws prohibiting the use of silk in bedding and other household textiles.
Paper stencil of chrysanthemum arabesque found at the old dyeing store in Muromachi, Kyoto. Signature of Yamanaka Sonzaburou, a stencil maker in Ise Shirako, is written with a brush and sumi ink. This was made about 125 years ago.
Allentown Art Museum in collaboration with Red Rooster Fabrics have created a new fabric collection inspired by the 19th-century Japanese Katagami (paper stencils used primarily for printing patterns on kimono fabric)in the museum’s textile collection. The collection includes eight katagami designs in traditional nature-inspired patterns and two textural prints (one based on shibori and other on indigo-dyed woven fabrics).