Apa Gulum with baby
The scene is typical of everyday rural life in Kyrgyzstan and depicts a grandson hugging his grandmother's leg. The way that woman is wearing her white shawl indicates that she is a woman in her 50s or 60s. The dolls are dressed in traditional Kyrgyz cloths, and the woman’s jacket is decorated with traditional Kyrgyz ornaments.
These figures are handmade in Kyrgyzstan out of felt, a thick fabric produced by application of heat, water, and pressure for the meshing together of wool fibers. The women dye the felt pieces and then cut, and shape them into animals and dolls. Erekebu’s specialty is making the faces which are embellished with silk and wool embroidery and beads. She uses yarn hair to make the hair. The intricately dressed figures represent daily life and customs in rural Kyrgyzstan.
This exquisite handmade set makes a wonderful gift or playful addition to any room in your house.
Measure 7 inches tall, 5 inches wide, and 3.5 inches deep.
Please note this is original, handmade folk art, so the piece you receive may have slight variations in colors and materials from the item pictured.
"All my products carry positive energy, because wool is a live material. I put love and positive energy into my work and people that buy my products can feel this warmth and love in every doll." -Erkebu Djumagulova, Kyrgyzstan