Blue Katagami Necktie
Katagami is the Japanese art of using paper stencils to create patterns on cloth and paper. Katagami stencil designs can be amazingly intricate and delicate. Some of the designs are so intricate they need to be held together with a fine silk screen. The stencils are cut by hand using very sharp knives and/or small shaped punches.
Katagami has been used in Japan for centuries with evidence of stencils that date back to around the 6th century. Katagami is so important to Japanese culture that it has been designated as one of the Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan. The fabric used to make the Blue Katagami Necktie and Batwing bow tie by Olaf Olsson has a number of traditional Katagami patterns and motifs.
- LIMITED EDITION
- 100% cotton dobby from JAPAN
- 2-1/2" wide and 57" long
- Self tipped with matching fabric keeper loop