Reflection on the Japanese katazome stencil-printing proces. The katazome master became a gardener, by coming to a proces using real ginkgo leaves creating a repetition without a repeat.
Katazome (型染め) is a Japanese method of dyeing fabrics using a resist paste applied through a stencil. At Mr. Noguchi I learned the skills of traditional katazome printing. In the last days we made our own yukuta fabric for which I used a contemporary approach to make an all over imprint of ginkgo leaves.
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