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Washi Tapes in India

The word Washi comes from wa meaning Japanese & shi meaning paper. So this Japanese paper has had many applications throughout the years... in book binding, papier-mâché crafting etc.
In recent years washi tape has come to prominence. It's paper tape with so many uses- you can use it for crafting, or to decorate just about any surface you think of! It's easy to write on, & the adhesive is strong enough to hold a photo on the wall, but still doesn't leave residue. It's even reusable, depending on what surface you stick it.
I have been wanted to get my mitts of some washi tape for a few years now. But the cheapest washi tape can cost about $3 a roll, & of course there's shipping too. I do a lot of online shopping, but this just didn't seem sensible. So I held out, waiting for someone to stock it locally. I found Ricco Crafts! Ricco Crafts is based in both Hong Kong & India. They sell a lot of stuff like paper gift boxes, ribbon, bows, wrapping paper etc. And they also have washi tape... for just Indian Rupee ₹100 a roll! (That's just under $2!)

{I had a very hard time choosing five. Here are the ones I got: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.}

I chose polka dots, airmail stripes & b/w damask, & lastly a basic mettalic silver.
So if you're in Delhi, you can go to their store & choose what you like: Sagarika Card, 357 Chawri Bazar, Delhi-110006.
If you're anywhere else in India (like me) & would like to buy some of these, it's pretty simple too. Browse the washi tapes on their website, then send them an email with your choice. You can pay via a simple bank deposit they can be on their way to you! And you can keep up with their latest happenings by liking them on facebook.
I cannot wait to put these to use. I will probably be filling up some empty wall space in my room with photo prints!

Love,


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11 comments:

  1. I had no idea they are called washi tapes! So far I've got two washi tapes, one with stars and one with a kind of snowflakes, but I'm sure my collection will grow with pace!

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  2. Look what I've just stumbled across!
    Decole Poulain Retro Camera Washi Tape Dispenser! Perfect for us who love vintage cameras and washi tapes!
    http://www.jillybeankids.com/washi-tape-dispensers.html

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  3. This tape dispenser is so adorable! I want it, now! (this new love may make me broke again! -_-)

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  4. Magali,
    Found your blog when hunting for washi tapes. Can't believe they're available in India and in Delhi! Going to order right away. Happy to follow your blog :-)

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  5. Hi Rashmi! I'm glad you found the post useful. I too was so excited when I found a Ricco Crafts, in my knowledge they're the first seller of washi tapes in India. :)

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  6. Thanks for this post Magali! I am a papercrafter and I guess it will be great to be able to get my hands on these here in India.

    Smita
    http://kreativityandme.blogspot.com

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  7. thanks a lot for the info Magali!

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  8. You can find a whole collection for m ore than 100 designs at our store www.lulupu.com. Hope you like it!

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  9. Roanna FernandesJuly 18, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Ohmigosh! I guess I'm pretty dense for having discovered this bit of news (and post) only NOW! Thank you, I'm off to stalk the site right away!

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  10. visit www.washitapes.in to buy online latest washi tapes in india.

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