Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Katagami

After going to the LACMA a few weeks ago, we went over the the Craft and Folk Art Museum across the street. We saw an exhibit of "Contemporary Katagami: Works by Jennifer Falck Linssen". To quote the catalog "Katagami are handcarved paper stencils. This 1,200-year-old technique is used in katazome, a printing and dyeing process where rice-paste resist is printed through the stencil onto lengths of fabric, which are then dyed and embellished."
My pictures don't do justice to this art. To see more, go to www.jenniferfalcklinssen.com. Think


of the possibilities of using this method in fabric!

1 comment:

Quilt Pixie said...

reminds me of german papercutting and opens up possibilities for those old papercuts I still have hanging around here... :-)