Paper Making Factory in Jaipur

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Women folding gift bags in paper factory in Jaipur, India

The next time you wander in a craft store to buy glittered paper, or when you go to the store to buy a gift bag, think about where it may have come from. I know I assumed most of it was made by machine in a factory. Yes, there are machines in the factory we visited in Jaipur, however, there were also many people doing the work by hand. If you have ever made your own paper, you will find the following photos familiar.

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Paper was put through a press

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There were many beautiful colors

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Women separated the paper by hand

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Paper was put in a press and then glue was added using a template

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The paper was handed to a woman sitting on the floor where she put the glitter on one end and then pulled it up…

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It is now shimmering!

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So is she!

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We also got to see the paper being folded in to gift bags and then glued and pressed. See the video below:

Gift Bag Making Jaipur India from Patti Donnelly on Vimeo.

5 thoughts on “Paper Making Factory in Jaipur

  1. How interesting to see how an everyday item is made with such care. It looks like you had an amazing trip!

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