Traditional Islamic paper from North India made from a mix of raw sunn hemp fibre and recycled sunn hemp. Handmade on a chapri, a grass stem screen, the impression of the screen is visible on the sheet as a laid pattern. Sheets are dried on a plaster wall and surface sized with wheat starch. The paper is pressed between zinc sheets to make the smooth surface.
This paper is made by Mahomed Hussain Kagzi, perhaps the last surviving maker of traditional Islamic paper.
The paper is used for calligraphy and fine brush and pen work.
The size of the sheet is 56 x 76 c.m. 100gsm in weight.