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lion booties

by Gulnara Kydyrmyshova $25.00
Handmade

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  • the story

Walk With A Roar

Your little one might only just be taking his first steps, but it's only a matter of time before he becomes head of the pride with these charming booties, made from eco-friendly felted wool by Kyrgyz artisans.

Handcrafted in small batches, these booties are made from natural wool, which is dyed, spun and felted, before being cut and stitched into adorable lion 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.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
25248
Made from
sheep wool
Measurements
4.5" L x 2.75" W; 6-12 months
Notes
Clean with damp cloth, air dry.

Not intended for sleepwear.

  • the maker

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. collection

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LION BOOTIES
 
4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cute (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (11)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child (3), Other (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (6)

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5.0

So cute, mommy to be loved them so much.

By 

from San Jose, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adorable
  • Soft on inside

Cons

  • Too Big For Newborns

Best Uses

  • Gift For Mom To Be

Comments about LION BOOTIES:

I gave it as a gift and my friend thought they were the cutest gift she received at her baby shower.

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  • Yes
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  • Other
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5.0

cute, cute gift

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from Chicago, Illinois

Pros

  • Cute
  • fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about LION BOOTIES:

    i gave this to my co-worker's wife and she is in love with this gift ! her son won't take these off , very cute !

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Mother
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    • Other

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    1.0

    Don't look anything like the photograph

    By 

    from Brooklyn, NY

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          Comments about LION BOOTIES:

          Read the "handmade" disclaimer, but the product that came vs. the product pictured is quite a different story. Minimal, sad fringe to the point that you can't tell what kind of animal this is supposed to be and the two-tones pictured don't translate to the actual item. They just look ... sloppy. Love Uncommon Goods and was so excited about these, but I can't gift them with any sincerity.

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          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
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          • Other

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          5.0

          Adorable package topping for baby shower

          By 

          from Cedar Rapids, IA

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            Cons

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                Comments about LION BOOTIES:

                Cute concept. should give new baby even more attention

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes, Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Child
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

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                4.0

                I would buy more of these shoes

                By 

                from phoenix, az

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cozy
                • Super cute
                • Warm

                Cons

                • More Durable
                • No Support For Foot

                Best Uses

                • Baby Was Entertained
                • Keep Babies Feet Warm

                Comments about LION BOOTIES:

                Shoes were super cute! My baby hates shoes, but left these on, because they entertained her. She tends to take off everything on her feet, but these she left on, and would even want to walk around with them. Thank you.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes, Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Child
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                5.0

                I love giving the booties as baby gifts

                By 

                from Monroe, MI

                Verified Buyer

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about LION BOOTIES:

                      When I first got he booties they were in a nice box but now they come in a plastic bag. I would prefer the box as they are for gifts.

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                      • Yes, Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Child
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                      • Other

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                      5.0

                      Ridiculously FABULOUS!

                      By 

                      from Los Angeles

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Cute
                      • Easy to put on
                      • Functional
                      • Unique

                      Cons

                      • no cons

                      Best Uses

                      • To keep feet warm

                      Comments about LION BOOTIES:

                      This is a baby gift for a very special woman. I wanted something unique that she would enjoy seeing on her baby.

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                      • Yes
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                      • Other
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