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Handmade Scarf from Silk and Felt - Blue with Tassels

Handmade Scarf from Silk and Felt  - Blue with Tassels
Handmade Scarf from Silk and Felt  - Blue with Tassels
Handmade Scarf from Silk and Felt  - Blue with Tassels
Handmade Scarf from Silk and Felt  - Blue with Tassels
  • Handmade Scarf from Silk and Felt  - Blue with Tassels
  • Handmade Scarf from Silk and Felt  - Blue with Tassels
  • Handmade Scarf from Silk and Felt  - Blue with Tassels
  • Handmade Scarf from Silk and Felt  - Blue with Tassels

Hand-made in Kyrgyzstan by local felt artist Makha Uyutky, this scarf combines materials and traditions from two Silk Road Countries: Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekestan. The scarf is completely hand woven from silk and felt. It has classic striped design so it will go well with almost any outfit.  Wear it as a shawl or tie it in variety of ways adding a zest to your style. The scarf is made from silk and decorated with felt design inlays and tassels.

 

Felt is made from local Kyrgyz wool through repeated hand-pressing. Together with Yurts, mountains and nomadic traditions, felt is an iconographic material that makes up the traditional fabric of this stunning country. The piece you see here is the result of hand-pressing, rolling and joining of Uzbek Silk with Kyrgyz felt (see rolling process below). Each piece is especially designed and hand-crafted by Makha Uyutky in her studio in the city of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. 

Measurements
Height:
78.80
in
Width:
19.70
in
Weight:
0.66
lb
Materials

Artist Makha Uyutky produces her pieces using the traditional German mastercraftsman model. She has a small “production” studio in Bishkek where she employs four working apprentices. Her mother and family friends produce larger pieces such as blankets and Shydak rugs in her home village of Kochkor.

Kyrgyz felt is a non-woven fabric made by repeatedly pressing together wet sheep’s wool. It is durable, colorful and comfortable. Because the fabric is non-woven, it can be shaped, molded and added to, much like wet clay. Our felt is produced in the small city of Tokmok, 60 km east from the capital city of Bishkek along the Fergana Valley. Unlike most felt products from Asia, our Moreno wool comes from sheep herds in the mountainous Naryn region.

 Silk is produced in the neighbouring silk road county of Uzbekistan, using traditional methods.

 Artworks are hand-made here in Kyrgyzstan. Pieces are designed by artist Makha Uyutky who employs apprentices to help with their production. Scarves are constructed by pressing together wet silk and felt to fuse the materials into a single piece of elegantly embedded fiber. Traditional Shydak Rugs are fashioned using a mosaic overlay of felt patterns, quilted together with embossed thread. Single-piece items like hats and slippers are fashioned by pressing and shaping the wet felt like clay.

Shipping information

The cost of your shipment will vary by volume, dimensions, the destination of the piece(s) and, of course, the size of the order. We will transport your rug in the most economic way possible. For single-shyrdak orders, this tends to be a door-to-door courier such as FedEx or DHL. For larger orders, air freight tends to be the most cost-effective shipping method. Before finalizing your order, we should briefly discuss the best and most value-oriented way to ensure that you receive your piece safe and sound.

Ship toDelivery MethodShipping Cost
All Countries
Kyrgyz Post (14-35 days)
$11.00 USD

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About the artisan
Makha Uyutky - Felting Artisan from Kyrgyzstan
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Favorite dish: LepyoshkaMakha Uyutky grew up the the small town of Kochkor, located in northern Kyrgyzstan’s Naryn region. Known for its expansive jailoo (summer grazing pastures) and turquoise... Read more
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