Kashmiri Papier Mache
House Boxes, Canister, Paint Buckets, Round Boxes, Square Boxes, Twist Top
Boxes, Small House Boxes, Animal Critters, Knobbles, Mannequins, Pick - Its,
Small sets, Shallow Boxes, Craft Keepsakes - you name it and you have it.
The Paper Mache Products have a wide variety made out of them.
Paper Mache Products are those which are made entirely of paper and its
products. Angles, Boxes, Frames and Ornaments are made up of Paper Mache
Products. Paper Mache is a French Word meaning Chewed Up Paper. It is the
construction Material which contains pieces of paper, stucked together using
a paste. The basic idea of Paper Mache or Cardboard is to make three
dimensional objects. Started in the European Countries in the year 1725,
this art form has crossed seas to reach various countries. India is one such
However, the Kashmiri Papier Mache is a popular Handicraft. The art of
Papier Mache is the most sought as Kashmiri Souvenier. Painted in bright
color, depicting the beauty of Kashmiri Flowers, it is one of the best
things one can buy from Kashmir. The Kashmiri Paper Mache products are quite
popular in European Countries, South Asian Countries, Saudi Arabia and USA.
Kashmiri Papier Mache was started in Kashmir in the 15th Century by the
Kashmiri Prince who spent years in Samarkand Jail. This art born in Persia,
came to lands of India through Mughal Empire. The Kashmiri Papier Mache
involves the use paper pulp for creating articrafts painted by experts. The
images created are of flowers, maples and motifs.
» Best Quality Found
» Traditional Use
: Both Commercial and Non - Commercial
» To be Used In
: Toys, Tables, Table Lamps, Vases, Decoration
» Where to Shop
: All major and commercial cities
Kashmiri Papier Mache is one of the best Kashmiri Souveniers you can
buy. Don't forget to pick your choice once you are in Kashmir.
The House Hold :
House Hold furnishings like Tables, Almirahs, Table Lamps are a part of
Kashmiri Papier Mache. It another way of designing your home.
Crafting of Kashmiri Papier Mache
Kashmiri Paper Mache Designs are made on boxes, table lamps, handloom
products and such decorative items. For making any Kashmiri Paper Mache,
there are three steps. Firstly, the paper mache is soaked in water till
it begins to disintegrate. Then an adhesive is added to the solution.
Then the blend is shaped over moulds. Once these moulds are set, these
are then kept to get dried. Lastly, these are printed and then
Mostly, bright colors like black, gold, red, dark pink, dark blue and
magenta are used to color the motifs. The finishing has to be smooth to
give the colorful finish. Papier-mache products with pure gold leaf are
costlier than bronze dust or gold poster paint.
The Price range of Kashmiri Paper Mache begins from Rs 400/ - and can
go as high as Rs 40,000. The higher ranges are for the products like
Studying Tables, Showcases, Large Showpieces.
- Kashmiri Papier Mache are the sole entity of
Kashmir. It is not made anywhere else in India. So if you want to
have the real form, buy it from Kashmir.
- Kashmiri Papier Mache is exported to other
Indian States like Goa, New Delhi and
you can purchase them.
- The best way of buying Kashmiri Paper Mache is
to buy from Kashmiri Emporiums, if you are outside Kashmir. In
Kashmir, you can buy them from anywhere - all of them are authentic.
- Kashmiri Papier Mache though done on wood, is a
delicate work. Care has to be taken so that there are no scratches
on it. However, these can be used for daily use as the base is hard
wood and not paper.
- Products of Kashmiri Papier Mache have various
use. Table lamps, wooden box, pencil box, jewelry box, study table,
Storage places, pens - and more are made of Paper Mache.
- The price range of Kashmiri Papier Mache ranges
from Rs 400/- and goes upto Rs 40,000/- as per the quality of work
- Ask the local dealer for the current prices.