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Handmade Simple Felt Bag - Turquoise

Handmade Simple Felt Bag - Turquoise
Handmade Simple Felt Bag - Turquoise
Handmade Simple Felt Bag - Turquoise
  • Handmade Simple Felt Bag - Turquoise
  • Handmade Simple Felt Bag - Turquoise
  • Handmade Simple Felt Bag - Turquoise

This simple felt bag is hand-made with the techniques used to make Shyrdak felt rugs in Kyrgyzstan. The Altyn Kol Cooperative works in the traditional style using methods that have been passed down from generation to generation.  The item features rectangular design with two wide short handles. The bag is decorated with an abstract ornament and fastens with the press button. Inside there is only one big compartment with no pockets. Made from natural felt the bag is very original, handy and durable. 

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 literal fabric of this stunning country. 

Measurements
Height:
10.24
in
Width:
10.24
in
Depth:
1.97
in
Weight:
0.22
lb
Materials

Felting connects fibers through compression and agitation. Kyrgyz felt unfolds the often agitated but infinitely compelling  Central Asian region -- bringing feeling to the forgotten world. It 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. Together with Yurts, mountains and nomadic traditions, Felt is an iconographic material that makes up the literal fabric of this stunning country.

Kyrgyzstan boasts a unique natural environment, and the connection between the Kyrgyz and the land is reflected in their art. Before forced collectivization in the 1930s, Kyrgyz nomads roamed the high altitude pastures with their flocks of sheep and yaks, living in decorative felt yurts. The traditional designs were symbolic of daily and cultural life – sitting drinking horsemilk, watching eagles, the importance of wolves, horses, sheep and yaks. 

Shipping information

The cost of your shipment will vary by the destination of the piece(s) and the size of the order. The shipment costs you see here are estimates. We will certainly transport your order in the most economic way possible, and will only charge for the actual amount of the shipping cost. Before finalizing your order, we should briefly discuss the best and most value-oriented way to ensure that you receive your order safe and sound.

Ship toDelivery MethodShipping Cost
North America
FedEx / DHL (5-14 days)
$20.00 USD

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About the artisan
Mairam Omurzakova - Felt Shyrdak Rugs Artisan from Kyrgyzstan
kg
Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan
Master Shyrdak Maker Mairam Omurzakova is a founding member of the Altyn Kol Women's Cooperative. In 1995, she hosted a delegation from the Swiss development organization Helvetas. Upon entering... Read more
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