COLLECTION: Katagami. Katagami is the art of stencil dyeing on kimono or yukata fabrics. The method is called katazome, and although various theories exist as to its origins, it was likely established during the Kamakura (1192-1333) and Nanboku-cho (1336-1392) periods in Japan. The painstakingly carved thin papers are inspired by nature, writings, proverbs, and domestic motifs. Parson Gray has pulled inspiration and some historical pieces from his personal collection to create an entire line that reveals his passion for these amazing works of art. Using traditional dye colors in his palette, Katagami is a collection of three color ways - Uchuu (universe), Sora (sky), and Chikyuu (earth). The colors work well with the rest of the Parson Gray fabric lines as they feature “richly muted” tones and hand rendered geometric prints.