Handmade Felt Ornaments from Kyrgyzstan: Unboxed

by Rikki Quintana June 03, 2020

Join HoonArts Founder Rikki Quintana for another "unboxing" event. This time, it's the latest shipment of handmade felt ornaments from Kyrgyzstan. Handmade by women at the rural cooperative "Kork" ("Hope" in the local Kyrgyz language), these little gems are perfect memorable gifts for children and adults alike.

The artisans at Kork, working in collaboration with Andrew Kushner, the founder of fellow Fair Trade Federation member Silk Road Bazaar, have created an amazing collection of animals, birds, fantasy creatures and more. You can hang them on your Christmas tree or wherever you hang out. They will make you smile and remind you that each simple little ornament is a symbol of connection across 12 time zones that is making a real difference in the world.




Rikki Quintana
Rikki Quintana

Author


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in The HoonArts Caravanserai

Winter & Climate Change Connects Us All
Winter & Climate Change Connects Us All

by Rikki Quintana January 26, 2023

The ‘Stans of Central Asia are also experiencing many of the same extreme weather events. It impacts real people (and animals) here in the USA and in Central Asia. The reality of climate change is that it affects us all, and we’re all in it together. It’s very easy to forget that . . .

Continue Reading

Just how does HoonArts get your Silk Road products from the makers to you?
Just how does HoonArts get your Silk Road products from the makers to you?

by Rikki Quintana January 12, 2023

Imagine it’s a typical winter in Central Asia. There’s a lot of snow on the ground everywhere. Some of the main roads are closed because of snowpack, accidents, or avalanches. Driving is dangerous even if the roads are “open.” Some of the principal airports in the region are . . .

Continue Reading

Live with Wood Carver Master Sodiq
Live with Wood Carver Master Sodiq

by Rikki Quintana January 05, 2023

One of my favorite stops during our Three ‘Stans Tour was the visit to the workshop of Usto Sodiq Zaripov of Istaravshan, Tajikistan. Usto Sodiq gave us a live demonstration of his art, carving a comb before our eyes, starting with only a block of wood. He also shared some of his own experiences as an artist and a couple of Tajik folklore stories without pausing in his work. I hope you enjoy the experience as much as our tour group did!

Continue Reading