“Koi” (Carp) climbing waterfall

“Koi” (Carp) climbing waterfall

Brief description
"Koi" (Carp) climbing waterfall Katagami stencil, 1850 - 880.
Dimensions
height: 257mm
width: 413mm
Person
Shimamura (嶋村)
labelText
Katagami stencil depicting carp curled into roundels against a background of water, possibly a waterfall. Carp in rough water or leaping a waterfall are emblematic of advancement and achievement. This is one of around 400 Japanese katagami stencils which are part of the Silver Studio Collection. The stencils were produced in Japan as a way of applying patterns to fabric, mainly kimonos. The katagami collected by the Silver Studio were used by their designers as reference material to produce their own Japanese-inspired patterns.
Date
1850 - 1880
Type
Katagami stencil
Name
K2.22