The “Yukitobari-basa” pattern is based mainly on the bamboo grass, and represents the appearance of snow piled up on the bamboo grass.
The pattern on this stencil-dyed Japanese paper Wagasa depicts a bamboo branch that is supple and endures the weight of the snow without breaking.
The black ground color gives a calm impression to the pattern spreading in the front.
Among the various dyeing techniques used in Japan, katazome Washi has a long tradition and is a technique that brings together the rich expression of patterns and the delicate handwork unique to the Japanese. After applying starch to the areas not to be dyed, colors are applied to the paper using a different stencil for each color. At the final step, when the glue rises out of the washi in water, the design finally becomes clear.
Material: Japanese traditional paper ‘washi’
Length: About 74cm (about 29.1inch)
Diameter: About 107cm (about 42.1inch)