Two Serizawa kataezome calendar folios, for the years 1956 and 1962, together with a third similar Serizawa-style calendar folio for 1967, each calendar with a separate sheet for each month, produced using the traditional Japanese kataezome technique of stamping stencils on handmade untrimmed Japanese mulberry paper. Folio. Cardstock portfolio, contents loose as issued. N.p. 1956-1967. Keisuke Serizawa was a master of the art of stencil dyeing and a leader of the Japanese Mingei (folk art and craft) movement. He combined two textile dyeing techniques, the bingata of Okinawa (traditional resist-dyeing) and the Japanese ise-katagami (paper stencils) to create his own kataezome stencil dyeing process. He used this process to dye kimono fabrics, screens, wall hangings, fans, scrolls, calendars, and quilts, produced illustrated books, and painted on paper, wood, ceramic, and glass. He also helped to design the Kurashiki Ohara Art Museum. In 1956, he became one of the first living artists given the honorific designation "Living National Art Treasure" by the Japanese government, which provided him with a small stipend to train apprentices to continue with his craft. As of June 2016, WorldCat does not show any listings for calendars from these years. (Inventory #: 48483)
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