Handmade Felt Toy - Little Penguin
Quick Facts about this Artisan
Years of Experience: 38
Craft/Material: Felt Dollmaking
Learned from: Art school
Background: Designer
Inspiration: Nomadic traditions, kyrgyz folk heroes
Aspirations: Continue creating products of an exellent quality, bringing joy to people
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
100% hand-stitched by independent Kyrgyz artisan - Erkebu Jumagolova This cute felt penguin toy is constructed with stitched felt in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The item features a cute black and white penguin. The toy is handmade from natural felt. It makes a perfect original gift for your friends or kids. You can also use this item as a unique decorative object for your office desk, nursery, or any room.
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Kyrgyz Post (14-35 days)
$7.00 USD
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Height: 1.86 in
Width: 1.24 in
Weight: 0.02 lb
Depth: 1.24 in
Every stitch tells a story.
Toy maker Jumagolova Erkebu has been making charming felt works in Kyrgyzstan's capital of Bishkek since 1975. She first began exploring the intricacy of felted hand-craft work while studying during Soviet times in the city's Professional Artists College. It was while studying that she found her "voice" as an artist, and has been dedicated to making her pieces exclusively with felt (no mixed media) ever since.
Jumagolova's felt animals and ancient folk heroes reflect the nomadic traditions, history, and mountain-centered culture of Kyrgyzstan. She lives in Bishkek with her husband and daughter.

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.

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