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Katagami, Dragonflies

This is a Katagami. It is dated late 18th - early 19th century and 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.

This object was donated by Helen Snyder. It is credited Gift of Helen Snyder.

Its dimensions are

27 × 42.5 cm (10 5/8 × 16 3/4 in.) Mat: 35.5 × 45.5 cm (14 in. × 17 15/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Katagami, Dragonflies; Japan; mulberry paper (kozo washi) treated with fermented persimmon tannin (kakishibu), silk threads (itoire); 27 × 42.5 cm (10 5/8 × 16 3/4 in.) Mat: 35.5 × 45.5 cm (14 in. × 17 15/16 in.); Gift of Helen Snyder; 1976-103-11

We have 1 video that features Katagami, 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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