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February 2017

Carved Paper: The Art of the Japanese Stencil

February 12 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, 93101 United States
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Image: Cherry Blossoms on Dark and Light Streams, Japanese, late 19th–early 20th century. Mulberry paper with persimmon tannin and silk webbing. SBMA, Gift of Virginia Tobin.

Japanese paper stencils, or katagami, are the pattern-bearing tools used in a resist-dyeing textile process known as katazome. Despite their utilitarian role, katagami, with their striking patterns, have long captivated Western collectors and artists.

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