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!


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  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!

  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!

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

  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 :-)

  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. :)

  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.


  7. thanks a lot for the info Magali!

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

  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!

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

  11. Good products! Also thanks for the info. http://www.chinaspecialpaper.com