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Giraffe Booties


Gulnara Kydyrmyshova created by

Gulnara Kydyrmyshova

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Hoofin' It

Your little one may not be able to walk yet, but he or she can still stand a little taller in these charming giraffe booties, handcrafted from eco-friendly felted wool by Kyrgyz artisans.

The booties are handcrafted in small batches, starting from natural wool, which is dyed, spun and felted, before being cut and stitched into adorable giraffe details.

These are part of our Continental Collection, featuring sweet, handcrafted animal booties representing each continent. Handmade in Kyrgyzstan.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

Gulnara Kydyrmyshova

created by

Gulnara Kydyrmyshova

In 1991 when Kyrgyzstan became an independent country, most of the country's talented artists fled to larger and more creative cities. However, specially trained artist Gulnara Kydyrmyshova stayed behind and established a small retail store called Kork, with the vision to revive Kyrgyz craftsmanship and help relieve her nation of poverty through the trade of handmade felted works. For about twelve years she supported local craftsmanship by selling felted handicrafts in her store. She also conducted free sewing classes to unemployed women in her community.

In 2011 Kydyrmyshova connected with Peace Corps Volunteer Andrew Kuschner, and together Kuschner and Kydyrmyshova worked together to bring Kyrgyz handicrafts to the American market. Through their work together they have been able to bring stable work to over twenty artisans and create an interest in the revival of traditional craftsmanship amongst the local population.

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


Made from
sheep wool
4.5" L x 2.75" W; 6-12 months
Clean with damp cloth, air dry.
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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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