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puppy with whiskers slippers

by Gulnara Kydyrmyshova
Handmade
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  • the story

Stitch, Stay

Treat tired feet to the comfort of remarkable craftsmanship of artisans working a world away. These unique slippers are made by Kyrgyzstani 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 Kyrgyzstani design rendered in soft felt made from wool shorn from local sheep. The playful pup's nose is turned up 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 muscle and joints howling from stress and soreness. Handmade in Kyrgyzstan.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
23155
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 or Men's 9-10

Care: Clean with damp cloth, air dry
  • 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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PUPPY WITH WHISKERS SLIPPERS
 
4.0

(based on 2 reviews)

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5.0

So comfy!

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from San Diego, CA

About Me Trendy

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Cute
  • Durable Sole
  • Quiet
  • Soft
  • Warm

Cons

  • Runs Small

Best Uses

  • Comfort
  • Home
  • Lounging

Comments about PUPPY WITH WHISKERS SLIPPERS:

Love these slippers! Super cute and the vinyl on the bottom is nice for a little water proof-ness.

I am a true 7 and these JUST fit. I would say if you are a 7.5 or an 8 to go with the larger size because these wouldnt fit if my feet were any bigger.

Love!

Service and delivery comments:

Came in time expected.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels half size too small
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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3.0

Too small

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from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cute

Cons

  • Runs Small

Best Uses

  • Cold Weather
  • Home
  • Lounging

Comments about PUPPY WITH WHISKERS SLIPPERS:

I bought these as a gift. They are too small so I will have to keep them and find another gift.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels full size too small
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Mother
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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