Apa Doll with baby and head pack
These dolls depict a traditional scene from southern Kyrgyzstan of a young married woman carrying her baby and products home from the market. They are dressed in traditional Kyrgyz cloth. The woman’s jacket is decorated with traditional Kyrgyz ornaments. The way that she is wearing her white shawl speaks to the fact that she is a young married woman. The baby’s hair style is the traditional Kyrgyz style for young boys.
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 10 inches tall, 5 inches wide, and 2.5 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