Sri Aurobindo Handmade Paper

Established 1959, Pondicherry, India

Manufacturer and Exporter of Fine Cotton Paper & Handcrafted Stationery

Light Sand, A5, 200 gsm

Deckle Edge Paper

  • Made by hand from 100% cotton
  • Naturally acid-free
  • Free shipping on orders over $90

Beautiful handmade cotton rag 200 gsm a5 paper in our Light Sand shade with a natural deckle edge, suitable for stationery design, digital printing, calligraphy, letterpress, and watercolour. Ideal for a slightly larger invitation, these pieces measure approximately 5.8" x 8.3" (14.8 cm x 21 cm). The accompanying envelopes measure 6.4" x 9.0" and also fit our A4 paper size folded in half. With natural, delicate, and feathery deckle edges, each of these sheets are made by hand using age-old techniques from 100% cotton, making for soft, strong, and luxe paper.

Accompanying deckle edge envelopes are available for these pieces: Light Sand, C5, 300 gsm envelope.

These pieces are internally sized with acid-free sizing without the use of animal gelatins and finished on a cold press. As such, they are nib-friendly and suitable for hand calligraphy, as well as digital printing, including home printing on an inkjet printer.

Available in packs of 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, and 250 sheets, as well as custom pack sizes. Our larger pack sizes are perfect for stationery designers, printers, or calligraphers.

Technical Details

Material Made by hand from 100% cotton
100% tree-free
Acidity Naturally acid-free and lignin-free
Colour Light Sand
Grade Approx. 200 gsm
Due to the handmade nature of our paper, the actual grade will vary within a range of 200 gsm to 220 gsm. Please read our FAQ for further details.
Size Approx. 5.8" x 8.3" – A5
Please note that due to the handmade nature of our papermaking sizes are approximate. Please read our FAQ for further details. Read our size guide to see our full range of sizes.
Finish Smooth finish on a cold press, slightly textured with a fine tooth
Pack sizes Available in packs of 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, and 250 sheets, as well as custom pack sizes


Stationery design Suitable for stationery design
Ideal for fine-art stationery for weddings or other special occasions
Digital printing Suitable for digital printing
An inkjet printer is advised for best results when printing at home
Calligraphy Suitable for calligraphy
Our internal sizing and finish make our paper texture nib-friendly
Letterpress Suitable for letterpress
Our 300 gsm is ideal for letterpress
Watercolour Suitable for watercolour
Our internal sizing and finish will accommodate watercolour, however we do not recommend this range for heavy or wet paint work


Raw material sourcing Our paper is made from off-cuts of 100% cotton sourced from the textile industry in south India, which helps to reduce waste which would otherwise become landfill
Water treatment Post-papermaking water is treated on site at our factory and used again in secondary papermaking activities, as well as watering the factory's coconut trees and gardens

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The following shipping methods are available to select during checkout. We offer free shipping on all orders over $90.

Courier Transit time Price
International Priority
14 days
Express Worldwide
3 days

For time-sensitive orders please ensure the transit times fit with your timescale.

  •   In stock orders are shipped next working day
  •   Shipping is free on orders over $90
  •   All shipping methods require a signature on delivery.


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