ca. 1953
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The Japanese folk art movement of the 1920s and 1930s promoted the appreciation and preservation of Japan’s handicrafts and folklore. Stenciling, a technique long associated with designing kimono fabrics, gained new respect from printmakers who used it for the first time to produce purely artistic images. A stencil is placed on top of a sheet of paper. Paste is brushed over the stencil, passing through the cut-out areas onto the paper. When the paste has dried, the stencil is removed and dye is applied to the entire sheet of paper. Only the blank areas of paper are colored since the paste prevents the paper from absorbing the dye.


ca. 1953

Serizawa Keisuke

(Japanese, 1895–1984)

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