PAPER MIRCHI BENARES RED BLOCK PRINT WRAPPING PAPER
This award winning gift wrapping, from Paper Mirchi, is made by hand using recycled cotton and every sheet tells a story of its maker. Each sheet is made then hand carved wooden blocks are used to manually stamp the design, which is inspired by the opulent silk brocade sarees made in Benares in India. This ancient textile printing technique is labour intensive but the results are truly amazing.
Dimensions: 50 x 76 cm. Materials: recycled cotton paper.
About the brand:
Founded by artist and textile designer Rani Moochhala Paper Mirchi is the result of her passion for artisanal Indian crafts, and a believe in using beautiful handmade paper to wrap even the simplest gift can transform it into something very special. Paper making is an ancient skill in India. Cotton rags and textile scraps are chopped, pulped and dyed and spread over a mesh screen. The cellulose rich fibres then bind together to form the paper. Excess water is squeezed out and each sheet is hung out to dry, before being pressed in a calendering machine to smooth out the creases.