| There were two different katazome stencils used to produce this pattern. One created the brown color and the other indigo. Using 2 stencils to produce a pattern was more difficult to make therefore assigned to a highly skilled craftsman. And, it was more expensive and highly sought after.
Katazome is a form of paste resist surface design. A paste is made from rice flour and is painted through a stencil, on a piece of white cloth, to define a pattern. Wherever the paste sticks to the cloth, it will resist, or prevent, any color from staining that spot, when you icmerse the cloth in a dye bath.
The paste is washed off once the dyeing is complete and the pattern created from the stencil and paste, is revealed.