Apa Marjan - with baby
The scene is typical of everyday rural life in Kyrgyzstan and depicts a grandmother carrying her young grandson. 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 skirt is decorated with traditional Kyrgyz ornaments. This scene is a typical scene of everyday rural life.
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.
Measures 7 inches tall, 3 inches wide, and 4 inches deep.
"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