Abstract

KIMONO is a traditional Japanese garment. Several types of dyeing artifices have evolved through the process of printing traditional patterns on cloth in Japan.“KATAZOME” that use paper stencils for dyeing is one of the dyeing processes. There are innumerable variations of KATAZOME patterns, such as traditional geometrical patterns, the beauties of nature and so on. Today it is rare to wear KIMONO in our daily life in Japan, because it is not good to move actively, and the price is generally rather more expensive than other clothes. Paper stencils can be considered merely tools used at an intermediary stage of the dyeing process. And yet another problem is that most stencil cutting craftsmen are getting older, and thus the traditional art of paper stencil cutting may be lost under present circumstances. In this study, we suggested the method of producing dyeing paper stencils by new technologies (except handicrafts). And we explored the possibility of reproduction by comparing dyed cloth produced by existing method and technology. This report focused on the basic patterns called KOHON, which form the entire patterns of paper stencils and we produced paper stencils of various patterns by using a laser cutter.

Keywords

laser cutter, stencil material, printing

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Jul 1st, 12:00 AM

Adaptability of the Materials of the Japanese Traditional Dyeing Paper Stencils for Producing with a Laser Cutter

KIMONO is a traditional Japanese garment. Several types of dyeing artifices have evolved through the process of printing traditional patterns on cloth in Japan.“KATAZOME” that use paper stencils for dyeing is one of the dyeing processes. There are innumerable variations of KATAZOME patterns, such as traditional geometrical patterns, the beauties of nature and so on. Today it is rare to wear KIMONO in our daily life in Japan, because it is not good to move actively, and the price is generally rather more expensive than other clothes. Paper stencils can be considered merely tools used at an intermediary stage of the dyeing process. And yet another problem is that most stencil cutting craftsmen are getting older, and thus the traditional art of paper stencil cutting may be lost under present circumstances. In this study, we suggested the method of producing dyeing paper stencils by new technologies (except handicrafts). And we explored the possibility of reproduction by comparing dyed cloth produced by existing method and technology. This report focused on the basic patterns called KOHON, which form the entire patterns of paper stencils and we produced paper stencils of various patterns by using a laser cutter.

 

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