The Tabata Collection - Traditional Japanese Stencil Designs 2 Elegance

Publisher Mitsumura Suiko Shoin

ISBN 9784838105205

Idea Code 20371

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. This second volume, ‘Elegance’, reproduces more than 300 stencil designs covering a 200-year span from the collection of the Tabata family. It focuses primarily on geometric patterns, but also features patterns inspired by various flora and fauna, and natural elements such as water and air. 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


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