Agartala: Siddhartha Saha has turned his hobby into a unique business model. The 28-year-old banker started ‘Kagoj Ghor’ in 2012 to create and sell his quilling or paper filigree art forms. Today, his creations are sprucing up the decor of many households not just in his home state Tripura but even outside it.
Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs.
Saha started Kagoj Ghor with his partner Dipambita Deb with a vision to make decorative items using papers which are also eco-friendly. “I started this as a part-time work. I never thought that it would reach this platform. Jewellery, hand-made gift items, wall-hangings… we make them all,” said the native of Agartala.
Although Kagoj Ghor started as a hobby, it slowly started creeping into the business space with many visiting Saha to work on various projects. From designing wedding trays to a wide variety of frames, he was even approached to make a quilled figurine of the IndiGo airlines logo.
“Now, Kagoj Ghor is not only a growing business but is also providing employment to 10 other people, besides also doubling up as a teaching centre for quilling enthusiasts,” he added.
Saha is now spreading his love for multiple coloured quilling paper forms not just in Tripura but across the country, especially in cities like Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.