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These exquisite antique treasures, found in Kyoto, are utilized in Katazome, a stencil dyeing technique employed for Kimono fabrics.


Crafted from Japanese washi paper and carefully hand-cut to create beautiful motifs—often portraying kamons (Japanese family symbols)—these pieces narrate a rich history and evoke the fantastical ambiance of the Edo period. They are truly works of art.


Technically, the Katazome washi papers are coated in multiple layers with Kakishibu, a dye derived from persimmon tannin through a traditional Japanese process. This method involves fermenting the tannin juice from unripe persimmon fruit, resulting in a wholly natural and time-honored approach.


Beyond their aesthetic appeal, the Kakishibu dyeing method creates both powerful antibacterial and antioxidant effects, while also possessing water and stain repellency.


Artist : Unknown

Material : Washi Paper Coated with Kakishibu

Handmade in Kyoto, Japan

Dimensions :  9-10 cm x 9-10 cm


Japanese Antique Katazome Washi Paper Coated with Kakishibu



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