Mountains, Bats and Clouds

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Catalogue Status
Research in Progress
Description
This abstract pattern covered with various shapes and decorations. Triangles with a diagonal lattice weave resemble mountains which mingle with a brick wall pattern. Bats, clouds and ivy leaves are carved out of negative spaces, shaped like rhomboids and snowflakes. Japanese kanji is written on the lower half of the stencil.
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
late 19th–early 20th century
Accession Number
1976-103-198
Credit Line
Gift of Helen Snyder
made in
Japan
Medium
Mulberry paper (kozo washi) treated with fermented persimmon tannin (kakishibu)
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Type
textile designs
Object Name
Katagami
Type
Katagami