Papier-mâché – Trinket Box

This beautiful handcrafted Papiermâché (made from paper pulp) trinket box comes from Srinagar, valley of Kashmir! Perfect for storing small jewels!  Comes in 2 colours, red and brown! Perfect for gifting!
Length: 7 cm
Width: 5.25 cm
Height: 3.5 cm

It’s said that Papier-mâché was brought to Kashmir from Persia. Over a few centuries, talented craftsmen from the valley have taken it to a new height with the finishing and designs reflecting the local flora and fauna.


It’s said that Papier-mâché was brought to India by a Persian mystic Mir Syed Ali Hamdani in the 14th century. Papier-mâché means paper pulp, Unlike the common myth, there are no additives like saw dust or clay in the Papier-mâché products. They are very light in weight and with drying and a proper finishing become very sturdy too. Kashmir Papier-mâché Artisans are highly skilled in making objects of various shapes and sizes, even the birds and animals in exact proportions bringing them to life. In addition, these products are adorned using the Naqashi Art which is another famous art of Kashmir. Naqashi means painting, the artisans are highly skilled in making intricate designs, using delicate colour combinations and beautiful finishing so the end product is impossible to take your eyes off of!!

Product Care

Avoid contact with water and direct sunlight.
Clean with soft and dry cloth.

Rs. 650.00
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Color: Brown

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What is the speciality of Papier Mache Art?

Papier Mache is a traditional craft form the valley of Kashmir. As the name suggests, the objects are made from the paper pulp. Once dried, then the objects are hand painted.

Are Naqashi and Papier Mache crafts one and same?

Naqashi and Papier Mache are two different crafts practiced in the valley of Kashmir.
Papier Mache lierally means creating objects from Paper pulp, on the other hand, Naqashi means painting a design. The base object may be paper pulp products, wooden or metal objects.
Many a times, without understanding the difference, even the hand painted wooden or metal objects are marketed as Papier Mache craft which is undermining that craft.

Will I get what I see on the web site?

We are associated with award winning artisans who are producing top notch quality products. Since the products are handcrafted, there could be slight variations in the colour or design. We follow a strict quality control process and we ensure that the products you get are very close to what you see.

Can I return the product?

If you receive a wrong/ defective product, we will happily replace it for you. Please refer to our Returns & Refunds guidelines for further details.