A French word meaning stencil. The term is applied to prints that are usually hand-coloured with a series of carefully cut out stencils.This process was popular in Paris during the early decades of the 20th century and was especially popular in the art deco period.Creditwww.collectorsprints.com/glossary/pochoir<br><br>A print made from stencils. It was often used for the reproduction of original color works. It was used in France by the most prominent artists and craftsmen to produce illustrated deluxe portfolios, books, limited-edition journals, and decorative and fine-art prints between 1895 and 1935.(pr. poh-SHWAHR)