Sunday, May 25, 2008

Paper Makers in Jaipur


We spent a wonderful morning touring Kagzi Industries, paper makers in Jaipur. I was so interested to see the range of papers they made, particularly because I had previously purchased a large amount of their paper from Costco in Canada. Understanding how the paper was made makes it so much more interesting when I work with it.


By the time our tour group was in Jaipur, India was experiencing the coldest temperatures in 40 years. You can see in these images how the paper makers were wrapped in thick shawls, blankets, sweaters & hats to keep warm.


Fresh rose petals are added to the pulp before the sheet is pulled.


This factory makes a vast range of hand made papers and paper products that are exported all over the world.
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