I went into town today to get my hair cut, and was about ten minutes early, so I thought I'd pop into the local museum which is but a few steps away from the hairdresser. The Willis Museum often has interesting travelling exhibitions, and today was no exception - indeed it was a delight! There is an extensive collection of Katagami on show. This is the collection of artist Maxine Hullock.
Unfortunately I have no pictures of the stencils from the exhibition itself, and equally unfortunately the room was very dim indeed, which made seeing the delicate shapes almost impossible. However I have been inspired to do some Google searching, and there are many links through the images page.
I find it extraordinary that at present I have been thinking in terms of lino-cut design along these lines, and along comes another fascinating ingredient just when I wasn't expecting it!
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