The Tabata Collection - Traditional Japanese Stencil Design 1 Splendor


Publisher Mitsumura Suiko Shoin

ISBN 9784838105199

Idea Code 20370


The long history of Japanese stencil design stretches back to the 8th century. Stencils have been applied across a wide variety of traditional garments, kimonos, costumes for the theatre, and even armour. The first of two volumes, ‘Splendor’ reproduces more than 300 stencil designs covering a 200-year span from the collection of the Tabata family. The book consists mainly of patterns inspired by flowers, leaves, and plants, reflecting a stunning variety of shapes, colours, and abstractions. These classic Japanese designs have withstood the test of time, serving as a source of inspiration for graphic and textile designers up to the present day.

320 p, ills colour, 13 x 16 cm, pb, Japanese


$37.50


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