Felt Kyrgyz Woman with Sheep
This piece features a young Kyrgyz woman holding a lamb in her arms. Highlights of the doll are her multi-strand beaded necklace and her beautiful braids. The body is made from multicolored felted wool and she wears a red hat and vest.
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. Erkebu’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 woman glances at the lamb with a very gentle look.
Doll measures approximately 8" tall by 4." wide. Note: Since this is original handmade folk art, the item you receive might have slight variations from the one that is 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