Japanese stencil plate

Japanese stencil plateOn this page you can download the stencil pattern called "Japanese Stencil Plate".
 
This stencil is a digitized version of an illustration from the old book „The manipulation of the brush as applied to design: a course of brushwork for elementary and secondary schools“. Beneath the illustration, it is noted that this is a Japanese stencil plate. It depicts two birds, one flying and the other clinging to a branch. The birds were a very common motif in ancient Japan, especially on designs for katagami (Japanese paper stencil) technique of decorating fabric or in brush painting.
 
Japanese Stencil Plate is under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. 
 
In the picture you can see what the stencil look like and if you have an idea how to use them, you can download them in 2D CAD (dwg) or vector (svg and eps) file formats.