Floral Katagami (gold on gold)

Floral Katagami (gold on gold)

Regular price $99.00

Katagami Flowers - Gold on gold

Suitable for bookbinding, box making, picture framing, furniture decoration and the general paper crafts.

Katagami are antique Japanese paper stencils from the 1800s which were used to apply patterns onto kimono and scarf material using indigo and other natural dyes. 

VPCo owns a huge collection of Katagami stencils which we use to create letterpress printing plates to make new prints of traditional Japanese designs and patterns.

Print: A two process print; relief printed in metallic gold over a hand painted background.

Relief printing is where a printing block or plate has ink applied to its non-recessed surface, is brought into contact with paper. When pressure is applied, the non-recessed surface will leave ink on the paper, whereas the recessed areas will not. 

Size: 18¼ x 11¼ inches, 460 x 290 mm

Block: Polymer

Paper: VPCo Handmade Paper; 120gsm, 60% cotton 40% linen, acid-free, no grain direction.

Ink: Oil

Background: Metallic gold drawing ink painted on.

Published: July 2022

Qty Available At Publication: 10

Press: Early 1900s Gem Proof Press

Made By: William McCracken

PRINTED BY HAND IN SCOTLAND