Katazome A-26 - 25" x 38"
Japanese decorative patterns screen printed on handmade Mulberry + SP Pulp base paper. Cooked with caustic soda and dried on stainless steel.
"Katazome-shi" literally means stencil-dyed (katazome)papers (-shi). Developed during the 20th century in Kyoto, based on traditional kimono printing techniques, Katazome-shi is still made there today. These richly coloured papers are printed by hand, one colour at a time, using persimmon-dyed kozo as the stencils, and aided by paste and "Kojiro" (soy bean juice), the pigments absorb deeply into the paper to produce long-lasting colour.