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Japanese Katazome Stencil Serizawa Calendar 12 Months
This is a set of 12 sheets calendar from Keisuke Serizawa (1895-1984) , textile designer dated 1976.He was designated by the Japanese Gov't. as a Living National Treasure for his katazome stencil dyeing technique om 1956. Serizawa visited Okinawa several times and learned the Ryukyu bingata techniques of dyeing. He was also a leading member of the mingei movement founded by Yanagi Soetsu. His folk art includes kimono, paper prints, wall scrolls, folding screens, curtains, fans and calendars. He has also produced numerous masterpieces in illustrated books including Don Quixote, Vincent van Gogh and A Day at Mashiko. In 1981, the Municipal Serizawa Keisuke Art Museum was opened in the city of Shizuoka. Keisuke. This set is filled with traditional motifs on washi papers. They come in thick cover. Every month is designed with traditional motif such as dragon,koi, carp,deer,etc with prominent colors and layouts. Slight patina around the edges. 14.75 " H x 11 W ( 37.5cm H x 27.9 cm W ) Weight is 6.4oz ( 184g )


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