Handmade paper is a layer of entwined fibres held together by the natural internal bonding properties of cellulose. It is a stunning example of recycling at work. The beauty lies in its texture, composition and making. In India, the main raw material is waste cotton rags sourced from textile units. Cotton fibre bonds well to form paper, a variety of raw materials are added to give it texture, colour and smell. For example, jute, mica, straw, banana fibre, metallic yarn, spices, newspaper cuttings, cow dung, silk, flowers, leaves, canvas, linen, etc. Any raw material can be used as long as it has fibres capable of forming a continuous sheet. It has the advantage of being 100% wood-free and recycled which makes it the most eco-friendly form of paper around. It is very strong and cloth-like as it contains recycled cotton fibres. It is excellent for writing and has greater tensile, bursting, tearing and double-fold strength compared to conventional paper. By its character, it shall always have minor variation in shade, thickness and density of embellishments.