Each piece of Katazome-Shi paper is stencil dyed using traditional kimono printing techniques. Using persimmon-dyed kozo as the stencils, aided by paste and “Kojiro” (soy bean juice), the pigments absorb deeply into the paper producing long-lasting matte colour and the distinctive hand made appearance.
These bold and vibrant papers with their large patterns were developed in Kyoto during the 20th century and inspired by soul. Due to their strength, they are great for a range of uses such as, covering boxes, frames, book binding and lampshades as well as paper craft such as scrapbooking, card making and origami.
At Artcuts, we only source the finest authentic Katazome-Shi papers directly from the makers in Japan.