The Kagzis of Sanganer
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Traditional Papermaking in India is said to have found its origins in what is called Islamicate Papermaking that arrived in India in the 14th century. This handmade paper was used in mansucripts as well as official documents in the King's court at that time. The knowledge of papermaking passed on through the generations and now remains in the hands of a few families in Rajasthan, Northwestern India. The Kagzi (or, papermaker) family lives in Sanganer and continues this tradition of hand papermaking as it was passed down to them through the ages, with a few modern improvments. Visit their website at:
Watch my lecture at FIT on Papermaking in India here.