Announcement Rugs, hats, purses, ornamental dolls! We represent fair-trade, hand crafted wool items from Kyrgyzstan that are shipped to the U.S.A. Our items are carefully crafted with a culturally colorful, but sophisticated design.
Rugs, hats, purses, ornamental dolls! We represent fair-trade, hand crafted wool items from Kyrgyzstan that are shipped to the U.S.A. Our items are carefully crafted with a culturally colorful, but sophisticated design.
Elegant hand felted merino wool pillow with silk embellishment. Handmade in Kyrgyzstan.
$65.00 FREE shipping
Deborah on Dec 21, 20204 out of 5 stars
It is absolutely gorgeous (in a whimsical way), and the workmanship is great.
Melissa on Dec 7, 20205 out of 5 stars
I lived in Kyrgyzstan for 2 years and this felt doll totally brings me back! I love her so much. Highly recommend this shop if you want authentic Kyrgyz goods.
Rhodina on Jun 16, 20205 out of 5 stars
Beautiful, well crafted, even with loops for rod. A wonderful alternative to a headboard for a Queen bed.
Pamela on Sep 1, 20195 out of 5 stars
Absolutely beautiful and charmingl doll. Wonderful addition to my folk art collection. Very nice seller with good communication. Fast delivery.
Louise on Jul 23, 20195 out of 5 stars
I just spent 2 weeks in Kyrgyzstan and I didn't see anything this nice the whole time I was there! This hat is gorgeous and is traditional yet suitable for wearing anywhere! Thank you so much!
susannearnoldusa on Oct 10, 20185 out of 5 stars
What a beautiful and unique carpet. A sweet memory of a beautiful vacation in Kyrgyzstan. Communication was excellent. Thank you so much!
John on Feb 25, 20185 out of 5 stars
These shyrdaks are top quality and the cost is exceptional. The shipping rates make it a can't miss deal. I hope to purchase from this shop again. I am exceedingly pleased with the product and service.
Bringing handmade felted crafts to the USA from Kyrgyzstan
Paula and Aizada have been working together since 2002 when they first met on a back country horseback trip in Kyrgyzstan. At that time Paula was living in London England and Aizada was a University student working summers as a guide and translator for her Uncle's horse trekking company. Together they have grown an export business that is currently centered out of Paula's shop, Aizada Imports, in Helena Montana. Paula has made many trips to Kyrgyzstan since then and continues to help artisans there to market their crafts in the United States. As it turns out, Montana and Kyrgyzstan have a sister state relationship through a program called "Partners in Peace", making Montana a perfect location to work from. We have personal relationships with all of the artisans we work with and they benefit directly from all sales made on Etsy. Our part is to ship to the USA and get their crafts through Customs. Then we can send directly to you charging U.S. postal rates . Aizada has worked at finding the best felt artists and helping them with design ideas that will appeal to western shoppers and decorators. We only import the best quality felt and make sure that all artisans are getting paid what they ask for their work. All items are made from high quality locally produced wool and made entirely by hand using traditional wet felting techniques.
I am from Kyrgyzstan in central Asia. I have been working with Paula Halverson in the USA for over 10 years to help develop the skills and products produced by myself and my colleagues in Kyrgyzstan.
Erkebu is a renowned Doll maker in Kyrgyzstan. She has won many awards for her work and her dolls are very collectible. She focuses on folk dolls from her country but also makes whimsical animals and toys out of felted wool.
Creator, Felt Artisan
Meer has a home workshop where she felts beautiful hats, gloves, skirts and wall hangings using the nuno felting technique of combining silk with merino wool.
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