Papier mache, an old technique for high skills artisans

Wednesday, 29 August 2018  |  Admin

The art of papier mache started in Persia and then made its way to India around the 15th century. 

First, newspapers are broken down and mixed with straw and cloth to form a pulp. Then, the pulp is modeled to the desired shape through a few layers to make sure that it is thick enough. It is then dried and coated with glue to smooth and secure the surface. Then tissue papers are applied to make sure that the surface remains smooth.

Then it is painting time! Artisans use non-toxic paint. Usually, the motifs are very natural such as flowers, butterflies, birds... Each product is unique!

We have a few papier mache bracelets on our website as it is a popular fairtrade gift all over the world!