4 Japanese stencils cherry blossom petals by VintageFromJapan
This stencil is called "型紙" or "katagami". This stencil is a thin sheet of paper with flower designs cut from it, used to produce the design on an underlying surface by applying pigment through the cut-out holes in the material. This is a stencil that was used to make "kashigata" (for more information on "kashigata please see below). This was an amazing find. Vintage Japanese stencil chrysanthemum. They are from the "昭和" "showa period" . The "showa" period is from 1926-1989 but these are at about 25-30 years old .