Handmade & Exotic Papers in Melbourne

Photonet is a supplier of handmade and artisanal paper from villages all over the world. Our focus is sustainability and unrivalled quality with all our paper products.

All handmade and exotic papers are Archival.

Handmade Paper

Banana Paper (Mash) – Thailand

This acid-free Banana Paper Kozo paper base contains heavy banana bark and leaf inclusions. These banana papers are a beautiful and durable addition to your paper and craft collection. They are also an environmentally-conscious paper. Banana trees produce fruit only once a year and are then cut down, leaving abundant waste or by-product. Recycling the fibres from this by-product, into paper, helps to prevent the eco-system’s rivers and forests from becoming polluted with waste.

25" x 37"
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63.5cm x 93.98cm
40 gsm
Banana Paper (Natural) – Thailand

This acid-free Banana Paper Kozo paper base contains heavy banana bark and leaf inclusions. These banana papers are a beautiful and durable addition to your paper and craft collection. They are also an environmentally-conscious paper. Banana trees produce fruit only once a year and are then cut down, leaving abundant waste or by-product. Recycling the fibres from this by-product, into paper, helps to prevent the eco-system’s rivers and forests from becoming polluted with waste.

25" x 37"
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63.5cm x 93.98cm
40 gsm
Huun Bianco – Yucatan Mexico (Handmade Mayan Papers)

Huun - the Mayan word for paper, is also the tree that has been used in paper-making for hundreds of years. This ancient practice in the Yucatan was completely lost until 1985, when Project Huun for sustainable community development was initiated. Today, this paper is made by Maya-Yucatec artisans who combine Washi techniques with the ancient techniques of the Mayans. Huun paper is 100% alfa-cellulose, made from selected plant fibres such as Sanseviera (Mother-in-law's Tongue) and Cattail. Both are renewable, their use does no damage to the environment.

17" x 24"
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43.18cm x 60.96cm
150gsm
Khadi Rag Paper – India

Khadi rag papers are made in Karnataka, South India from 100% cotton rag. The cotton rags they use come from T-shirt cuttings, a reliable source of pure woven cotton. Rags are pulped in a Hollander beater. Khadi rag papers are the only handmade papers in India that are a neutral pH and genuinely acid free.

99 x 110mm
110 gsm
Mango Paper – Thailand

Mango paper is a natural, eco-friendly alternative to ordinary art and craft paper. This recycled paper helps to prevent excess forest and river pollution by utilising the large amounts of fallen leaves and tree fibres to create beautiful lightweight papers. Natural and pigmented leaves from the mango tree are embedded throughout the Kozo pulp base. Each sheet of Thai Mango Paper is 35 gsm and has a neutral pH.

25" x 37"
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63.5cm x 93.98cm
35 gsm
Papyrus – Egypt

The word papyrus refers both to the writing surface invented by the ancient Egyptians, and the plant used to make this material. Papyrus continued to be used until the eleventh century A.D. even as paper, invented in China, became the most popular writing material for the Arab world around the eighth century A.D. With minor variations, the papyrus roll was produced in essentially the same way throughout its approximately 4,000-year history.

24" x 18"
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60.96cm x 45.72cm
120gsm

Exotic Paper

Asuka Natural – Japan

Kozo and Pulp machine-made paper from Echizen, Japan

17" x 22"
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43.18cm x 55.88cm
150 gsm
Niyodo Natural Kozo – Japan

Thai Kozo, Rayon, Hemp, Pulp mix, made in Kochi, Japan.

17" x 2"
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43.18cm x 55.88cm
50 gsm
Wa-Mix Kozo – Japan

Kozo + Pulp machine-made in Kochi, Japan. Natural Kozo side (with dark fibres) are inkjet coated for digital printing. Other side is white pulp surface.

17 " x 22"
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43.18cm x 55.88cm
90 gsm

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Exotic Paper
Asuka Natural – Japan
Weight
150 gsm
Finish
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Origin
Japan
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9.75
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Niyodo Natural Kozo – Japan
Weight
50 gsm
Finish
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Origin
Japan
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10.60
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Wa-Mix Kozo – Japan
Weight
60 gsm
Finish
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Origin
Japan
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9.45
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Handmade Paper
Banana Paper (Mash) – Thailand
Weight
40 gsm
Finish
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Origin
Thailand
Price From
10.95
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Banana Paper (Natural) – Thailand
Weight
40 gsm
Finish
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Origin
Thailand
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10.95
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Huun Bianco – Yucatan Mexico (Handmade Mayan Papers)
Weight
150 gsm
Finish
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Origin
Mexico
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19.25
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Mango Paper – Thailand
Weight
35 gsm
Finish
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Origin
Thailand
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10.95
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Papyrus – Egypt
Weight
120 gsm
Finish
-
Origin
Egypt
Price From
21.95
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