Sanganer in India, the city of hand made paper



Sanganer a village in Rajasthan is located 12km south of Jaipur. The main reason to visit, however is to see it’s handmade paper shops and factories.


Salim’s Paper is the place to go and fall in love with the beauty of paper.  Well that’s what happened to me, all my life I had a passion for different textured papers.


The paper is made from fabric straps and often decorated with petals or leaves.


Those cotton scraps soaked with water and getting mixed together



Than being processed on a screen filter to be compressed


How ever adding different totally natural colors





The paper press


The final product, beautiful paper in sheets, or being fold in boxes, or stitched together on old times sowing machines.









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9 Responses to Sanganer in India, the city of hand made paper

  1. Judi says:

    I am sure that you enjoyed seeing this. I know how much you love the art of paper making! Wonderful images! Keep up our tour of India!!!

  2. I love these handmade papers, so rich and textural…

  3. So interesting. You really got to see and do a lot in India, didn’t you?

  4. Stunning paper! As someone who loves hand-written letters, this piece really spoke to me, Cornelia. Did you visit on an organized tour, or happen upon the workshop by chance?

    • Thank you Tricia, I didn’t do any organized tours I just don’t fit in, because of being a photographer I need to have the freedom to go where ever my lens is drawn to. I am a paper lover and I think I came across this company through my Lonely Travel guide. Oh shopped my heart out, buying several pounds of paper.

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