Felted Wool Harmony Slippers

$34.00 $ 24.99

Gulnara Kydyrmyshova created by

Gulnara Kydyrmyshova

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Do a Swirl of Good

Dress your feet in the beautiful craftsmanship of artisans working a world away. These unique slippers are made by Kyrgyz tailors through the aid of Gulnara Kydyrmyshova, an entrepreneurial local artisan who has helped revive and bring attention to the distinctive handicraft of this recently-independent nation and its people. Each snuggly but firm pair features a traditional Kyrgyz swirled design rendered intricately in vibrant thread and brightly dyed felt made from wool shorn from local sheep. The slipper's toes are turned up slightly because the Kyrgyz believe that we should always respect the planet, and thus, not directly step on it. Perfectly suited for brief strolls as well as extended lounges around the house, the woolen material absorbs moisture and odor as it keeps feet dry and warm. Plus, when slipped on bare feet, the friction created from the wool improves blood circulation, and the lanolin in the fabric soothes aching muscle and joints. Handmade in Kyrgyzstan.

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Made in Kyrgyzstan

Gulnara Kydyrmyshova

created by

Gulnara Kydyrmyshova

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Kyrgyzstan

When Kyrgyzstan became an independent country in 1991, most of the nation's talented artists fled to larger and more creative cities. But maker Gulnara Kydyrmyshova stayed behind and established a small retail store with the vision to revive Kyrgyz craftsmanship and help relieve her nation of poverty through the trade of handmade felted works. She started by conducting free sewing classes to unemployed women in her community. For over a decade, she has supported local artisans by selling felted handicrafts in her store.

Read more about about Gulnara's work (and see some stunning photos of Kyrgyzstan) on our blog.

Handmade
Made from
vinyl, wool
Measurements
See below for measurements.
Notes
Sizing: Small = Women's 5-6; Medium = Women's 7-8; Large = Women's 9-10; Extra Large = Women's 11-12/Men's 9-10
Care: Clean with damp cloth, air dry
Item ID
23103

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET (Economy and Standard shipping) or 2pm ET (Preferred, Expedited, and Express shipping) Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note, the Felted Wool Harmony Slippers have been discontinued. When each size/color sells out, it will no longer be available and will be removed from the drop down.


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FELTED WOOL HARMONY SLIPPERS
 
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4.0

Warm and comfy! Sizing is off.

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from San Francisco, CA

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Great Design
  • Soft
  • Warm

Cons

  • Runs Small

Best Uses

  • Comfort
  • Home
  • Lounging

Comments about FELTED WOOL HARMONY SLIPPERS:

I love these slippers and would have purchased another couple of pairs, but the sizing is off. I am a solid 7 and bought a medium (7-8). My heel hangs out when I walk. If I am sitting and push my foot in to the front stitching, my foot just barely fits. I would have exchanged for size large, but afraid they would slide off. Otherwise, they are perfect! Great design! Soft, warm and comfortable.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels full size too small
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self

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