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Origin of Serigraphy

Serigraphy originated from ancient Japan, where the process of Silk Screening was invented. Using serigraphy, artists create original fine art pieces. The word Serigraph comes from the Greek roots  "Seri," which means silk and "graph," which means write or draw. Traditionally, serigraphy and silk screening create a sharp-edged image using a stencil and a porous fabric. The Japanese used screens made of silk and hair stretched over wood frames to print very simplistic stencils of floral patterns onto their kimonos. Modern "screens" are made of polyester, stretched tightly over aluminum frames.