AizadaImports

Felted Wool handicrafts from our Artisans in Kyrgyzstan

Helena, Montana | 90 Sales

AizadaImports

Felted Wool handicrafts from our Artisans in Kyrgyzstan

Helena, Montana 90 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (22)

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.

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Last updated on Mar 14, 2019

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.

Aizada Sopueva

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Aizada Sopueva

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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.

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  • Aizada Sopueva

    Owner, Designer

    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

    Doll Maker

    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.

  • Meer

    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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