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CARVED PAPER: THE ART OF THE JAPANESE STENCIL. Ed. by Susan Shin-tsu Tai. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1998. Published in association with Weatherhill, Inc., New York. 252 pp. with 349 ills. (96 col.) 32 x 24 cm. LC 98-2797 ISBN 0834804093 In English.
The first substantial study in English of traditional Japanese stencils for textile dyeing, this catalogue illustrates more than 150 hand-cut stencil designs dating chiefly from the 19th and early 20th centuries as well as scores of resist-dyed textile pieces and woodblock prints depicting the ubiquitous presence of colorful dyed fabrics in daily life. Five lengthy essays examine the origins and development of stencil dyeing in the context of Japanese textile history, including discussions of the technical constraints that influence stencil design, the significance of the varied abstract and naturalistic motifs in stencil patterns and the impact of Japanese fabric stencils on turn-of-the century design trends in Europe and the United States.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — Japan — Textile/Fiber Arts
Plans: 02,04,21
Worldwide Number: 026508
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