Mulberry paper (kozo washi) treated with fermented persimmon tannin (kakishibu)
late 19th - early 20th century
Research in Progress
Interlaced circles or "Seven-treasures" (shippo) is an appropriation of older motifs. Shippo is an auspicious design which is often featured on women's kimonos that are worn in times of need of good luck, such as weddings and new year's. This design has large angular shapes of negative space. The variation of the seven-treasures is created with stripes. Black pigment suggests that the stencil was either tested or used.