Kata zome ( stencil dyeing ) ( 型染め )

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Kata zome ( stencil dyeing )

A stencil dyeing method using paper stencils or dyeing stencils. An item believed to be a wooden stencil was found in Shosoin in Nara, which was along the Silk Road. During the age of the samurai, Japanese paper stencils became popular, and this stencil dyeing method continues to be used to dye komon.

Besides komon, stencil dyeing is known to be used to produce bingata in Okinawa, chintz with prints of plants and animals found on the Silk Road and kata yuzen in Kyoto.
Kata yuzen dyeing was developed during the Meiji era for mass production purposes when the class system was abolished, and the production of hand-painted kimonos was unable to keep up with the demands of the common people. Multiple colors and stencils are used in the kata yuzen technique, and the import of chemical dyes meant colored glue could be used for mass production. A method was developed to print muslin yuzen using machines and mass production begun during the Meiji era. During the Taisho and Showa periods, the printing method was the center of the dyeing industry in Kyoto. Magnificent kata yuzen were made using hundreds of colors and paper stencils.

[quote style=”boxed”]In Japanese