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Kata-gami: Bracken Fronds and Water

Unknownlate 19th century

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Rectangular sheet composed of multiple layers of mulberry paper. The interstices of the design are supported by strands of silk.

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  • Title: Kata-gami: Bracken Fronds and Water
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: late 19th century
  • Paper Support: Mulberry paper
  • Dimensions: 30.5 x 43.2 cm (12 x 17 in.)
  • Type: Stencil
  • Rights: Gift of Helen Snyder
  • Medium: Mulberry paper, lacquer made from persimmon juice, silk thread

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