Kyrgyzstan Felt Rug

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Kyrgyzstan Felt Rug

255.00

Felt making is an integral part of the Kyrgyz culture. And these beautiful, naturally colored wool felt rugs, come directly from Kyrgyz village women's hands. The bold graphic designs are traditional, yet very sophisticated. They complement any interior from traditional to modern.

The rugs are soft and thick, made from many layers. They feel great underfoot. What a wonderful way to experience Kyrgyz culture!

Dimensions: 30" x 45"
Handmade in 
Kyrgyzstan.

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Kyrgyzstan, on the ancient east-west silk route, is a landlocked, mountainous country. Its people were nomadic horsemen, herding sheep, cattle and goats. Felt making and embroidery are important traditions used in all the pieces that make up the traditional Kyrgyz nomadic home - a circular yurt.

Today after decades of economic isolation, Kyrgyzstan is building its future on its craft traditions. With increased contact with other cultures and training, a cooperative comprised of a new generation of women is reinvigorating the ancient felt rug making traditions. They are bringing these beautiful and graphic rugs to new audiences far from their nomadic yurts.