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Opening event: Katagami — the Craft of the Japanese Stencil
Tue 11 April 2017, 17:45 – 19:30 BST
Join us for the opening event of our latest exhibition Katagami – the craft of the Japanese Stencil, accompanied by an introductory talk by guest curator Dr Alice Humphrey.
This exhibition celebrates one of the archives major collections - 'katagami', Japanese resist dyeing stencils, which form a prominent part of our Japanese Collection. Through drilling, punching and cutting a great variety of detailed and intricate designs were cut into mulberry paper. These stencils were used for dyeing designs onto clothing ranging from everyday worker’s garments to the finest silk kimonos.
Katagami - the Craft of the Japanese Stencil features 40 katagami, including stencils lent by the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDa),which informed the work of the British textile company the Silver Studio, whilst stencil-dyed clothing lent by Leeds Museums and Galleries shows the finishing effects. The exhibition has been realised with the support of MoDa as part of their Arts Council funded project Katagami in Practice. The exhibition is written and curated by guest Curator Dr Alice Humphrey, who has worked with the katagami collections in both ULITA and MoDa.
The reception will take place at ULITA from 17:45 with an introductory talk by Dr Alice Humphrey at 18:15 in Lecture theatre G.02 Business School, Maurice Keyworth Building (behind the Business School reception desk).
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ULITA an Archive of International Textiles
St Wilfred's Chapel
University of Leeds Campus