Sanganer is located 16 Kms from Jaipur. It is an important centre for crafts and hand-printed textiles that are internationally famous. Some of the traditional designs were produced under the patronage of the royal family. Sawai Man Singh I set up a paper business in Sanganer. It is said that in the 16th century, the ruler of Amber, Raja Man Singh, brought Kagzis (paper makers) to Sanganer, situated on the bank of a river, where abundant clear water was available. The town went on to emerge as one of the biggest paper making centres in northern India. Today there are several hand-made paper industries in Sanganer.