visvim Explores Katazurizome Stencil Dyeing Technique in Latest Dissertation

Channeling the essence of Japanese craftsmanship.

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As has come to be expected of visvim founder Hiroki Nakamura’s “dissertations,” we are given another insightful look into the arcane fabric production methods he uses, this time focusing on the katazurizome paper stencil technique. Using brushes made of deer hair and dipped in dye, craftsmen print patterns onto fabric with the use of Ise-katagami paper. A fabric dyeing process native to Japan, the skill is passed down through the generations and uses a range of indigenous ingredients throughout the process. Watch the video above and find the full dissertation online here.

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