Handmade brown felt donkey ornament, carrying a load of green, orange and pink felt strips, hanging from a snow covered pine tree with long needles | HoonArts
Handmade brown felt donkey ornament from Kyrgyzstan, carrying a load of green, orange and pink felt strips, hanging from a Christmas trees with brightly colored ornaments | HoonArts
Handmade brown felt donkey ornament from Kyrgyzstan, carrying a load of green, orange and pink felt strips, hanging in front of a window with a blurred view of a tall building, framed by an aqua-colored wooden window frame and a bright apricot-colored curtain to the left | HoonArts
Handmade brown felt donkey ornament from Kyrgyzstan, carrying a load of green, orange and pink felt strips, hanging in front of a blurred image of a Christmas tree with bright white lights | HoonArts

Handmade Felt Donkey Christmas Ornament from Kyrgyzstan

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  • 100% merino wool
  • Handmade by Kyrgyz artisans at the rural co-op Kork, in cooperation with Fair Trade Federation member Silk Road Bazaar
  • Fair Trade
  • Approximately 5" tall 

    In 1996 Gulnara Kyrdyrmyshova incorporated “Kork, Fiber Art Group.” "Kork" means "hope" in the Kyrgyz language. At that time many artists faced unemployment and required a place to express their talents. Kydyrmyshova recognized this and quickly organized “Kork, Fiber Art Group” to provide local artists with an outlet to sell their works.

    Kyrdyrmyshova’s focus has always been on the promotion of felt products; however she works with artists who are engaged in various mediums. “Kork, Fiber Art Group” has been providing artists in Kyrgyzstan with a place to promote their felt works, other textiles, and ceramics for over 15 years.

    “Kork, Fiber Art Group” has helped to sustain interest in the arts, provide artists with employment, and kept the tradition of felting alive during times of severe poverty and economic depression. Kyrdyrmyshova and her associated artists have a deep interest in the encouragement and integration of traditional Kyrgyz design and patterns in their artwork as well as educating people about their history of felt.

    Since 2012 Silk Road Bazaar and Kork have partnered to bring Kyrgyz crafts and design to a global audience.

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