Peonies and fundo tsunagi

Peonies and fundo tsunagi

Brief description
Katagami stencil with Peonies and fundo tsunagi design, c.1870
Dimensions
height: 260mm
width: 415mm
Caption
Katagami stencil depicting peonies and a tesselating pattern known as fundo tsunagi containing wisteria flowers. 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 all date from the 1860s and 70s, and were used by the Studio's designers as reference material via which to produce their own Japanese-inspired patterns.
Date
ca. 1870
Type
Katagami stencil
Name
K2.7