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Kata-gami: Flying Bats

Unknown1780–1830

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Design of bats flying, their wings interlacing to form a continuous pattern.

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  • Title: Kata-gami: Flying Bats
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1780–1830
  • Dimensions: 420 x 265 cm (13 ft. 9 3/8 in. x 8 ft. 8 5/16 in.)
  • Type: Stencil
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of Charles W. Gould
  • Medium: Mulberry paper, lacquer made from persimmon juice, human hair

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