Thursday, May 26, 2016

potd - Kamon Katagami

I've started putting out these beautiful little kamon  katagami stencils. They  probably date from the late 19th century (going on the packets they're in). Each one is about 6cm  square and they've been used to stencil kamon (family crests) on to formal  garments. Many of them have been cut from old book pages and they've been treated with persimmon tannin which  gives them the brown colour and makes them waterproof.   I'm putting them out in sets of  four ($22)  with each design identified. I've been having fun looking  up what each one is. This is only a small sample.

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