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Shyrdak Felt Bag - Wide Handle, Color Variations

Shyrdak Felt Bag - Wide Handle, Color Variations
Shyrdak Felt Bag - Wide Handle, Color Variations
Shyrdak Felt Bag - Wide Handle, Color Variations
  • Shyrdak Felt Bag - Wide Handle, Color Variations
  • Shyrdak Felt Bag - Wide Handle, Color Variations
  • Shyrdak Felt Bag - Wide Handle, Color Variations

Hand-made in Kyrgyzstan by the Altyn Kol Cooperative, these felt bags are constructed using the style, methods, materials and traditions of Shyrdak felt rugs. The items feature rectangular design with a wide handle for shoulder wear. The bag is decorated with Kyrgyz traditional ornaments.

Measurements
Height:
18.12
in
Width:
14.97
in
Depth:
3.15
in
Weight:
0.44
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)
$70.00 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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