Bombay Paperie

The home of real handmade paper.

Bombay Paperie

The home of real handmade paper.

Bombay Paperie

The home of real handmade paper.
Breathe new life into a dying craft

Infuse your creativity with our exquisite selection of handmade sketchbooks, diaries, and envelopes. Unlike the ordinary, choose from a stunning array of block prints and hand-dyed papers, each a unique canvas for your thoughts and artistic endeavours.

A Bouquet of Flowers
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Rs. 200.00
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Rs. 200.00
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The Eye of Sauron on Magenta
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Rs. 200.00
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Rs. 200.00
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Single Leaves in White
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Rs. 200.00
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Rs. 200.00
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Camels are Orange
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Rs. 200.00
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Rs. 200.00
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I was never a tree

I was a scrap of cotton,
discarded when your clothes were cut,
saved, washed, ground,
put into a vat,
the pulp mixed with water,
stirred vigorously with a bamboo pole,
lifted gently on a woven grass mat,
dried in the breeze
polished with an agate,
I became a sheet of paper,
the product of a human hand.


for centuries it was so....

Artisan Papers

Discover the Deckle Edge, the distinctive mark of each sheet of paper that has been lifted by hand following an ancient tradition.
Leaves in a Spiral
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Rs. 200.00
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Rs. 200.00
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White Flower on Bubblegum Pink
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Rs. 200.00
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Rs. 200.00
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The Eye of Sauron on Ocean Blue
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Rs. 200.00
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Rs. 200.00
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Single Leaves in White
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Rs. 200.00
Sale price
Rs. 200.00
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Workshops & events

Craft experiences, not just things. Workshops that elevate the art of papermaking into immersive journeys. Explore unique techniques, connect with the soul of craftsmanship in a truly hands-on experience.

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Products

We offers more than just paper products; they're sensory experiences. From the luxurious texture of handmade paper bags to the exquisite hand-bound diaries, whispering a story of craftsmanship and care.

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The Making.

From Rags to Pulp

We breathe new life into old! Natural fibers are transformed into a pulp using traditional techniques and unique tools. Our handmade papers, each sheet is hand-lifted. The fibers are interlocked in both directions, hence the strength. In normal paper, they are interlocked only in one direction, hence the 'grain'.

Dipping

Each sheet is born with a gentle dance. We dip a mold and deckle into the vat, capturing a delicate layer of pulp, and shake it with love to create an even masterpiece.

Blooming & Embracing

Sun-kissed and air-dried, our paper blooms on racks, taking on its final textured form. Some embrace natural beauty, while others receive vibrant dyes, or custom designs for a touch of magic.

From Rags to Pulp

We breathe new life into old! Natural fibers are transformed into a pulp using traditional techniques and unique tools. Our handmade papers, each sheet is hand-lifted. The fibers are interlocked in both directions, hence the strength. In normal paper, they are interlocked only in one direction, hence the 'grain'.

Dipping

Each sheet is born with a gentle dance. We dip a mold and deckle into the vat, capturing a delicate layer of pulp, and shake it with love to create an even masterpiece.

Blooming & Embracing

Sun-kissed and air-dried, our paper blooms on racks, taking on its final textured form. Some embrace natural beauty, while others receive vibrant dyes, or custom designs for a touch of magic.

The Making.

From Rags to Pulp

We breathe new life into old! Natural fibers are transformed into a pulp using traditional techniques and unique tools. Our handmade papers, each sheet is hand-lifted. The fibers are interlocked in both directions, hence the strength. In normal paper, they are interlocked only in one direction, hence the 'grain'.

Dipping

Each sheet is born with a gentle dance. We dip a mold and deckle into the vat, capturing a delicate layer of pulp, and shake it with love to create an even masterpiece.

Blooming & Embracing

Sun-kissed and air-dried, our paper blooms on racks, taking on its final textured form. Some embrace natural beauty, while others receive vibrant dyes, or custom designs for a touch of magic.

FAQs

1

Are handmade paper products durable?

While handmade paper might have a softer feel than commercially produced paper, it can be surprisingly durable! The strength and longevity depend on the specific fibers used and the papermaking technique. We use high-quality materials and traditional methods to ensure our paper is strong enough for everyday use, like greeting cards, stationery, or even light packaging. However, it's important to remember that handmade paper is unique and may require gentler handling than mass-produced alternatives.

2

Can I write on handmade paper?

Absolutely! Most of our handmade paper is pen-friendly and ball-point pen glide beautifully over the textured surface. However, it's always best to test a small area first, especially with pigmented inks or wet media like watercolor.

3

Are your handmade paper products eco-friendly?

Sustainability is at the heart of our process! We primarily use natural fibers like cotton minimizing our environmental impact. Additionally, our handmade paper is biodegradable and compostable, further reducing its end-of-life footprint. By choosing our products, you're supporting sustainable practices and making a conscious choice for the planet.

Keeping traditions alive

The Printing

Keeping up with our philosophy of supportive dying crafts the paper is printed using the method of block printing. All imperfections are proof the many human hands that have touched the paper.