vrijdag 10 januari 2014

Katagami fence

This fence along the garden of the hermitage museum in amsterdam reminds me strongly on the katagami stencils made in japan mostly during the nineteenth century.

Here a sample I took from the internet. It was made of rice paper, armed with human hair and used to print patterns on the silk kimono's of that time.

Another sample of these stencils in paper. Real stunning to see that today in a 4mm thick steel plate fence.
One for friday fences here.


13 opmerkingen:

  1. REALLY beautiful! you're right, it does resemble the asian works!

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  2. Would most definitely love to have a fence like that - very unique!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my fence entry. :-)

    ~Lindy

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  3. What an elegant fence. Interesting that you made the link to the katagami stencils.

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  4. Beautiful fence! Never seen something like this!:)
    Have a nice weekend!

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  5. What an interesting fence. The patter is quite soothing.

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  6. Indeed! These are very reminiscent of the Katagami stencils! :-)
    Nice find!

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