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whale booties

by Gulnara Kydyrmyshova $25.00
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  • the story

Call Me Cozy

Take your little one twenty thousand leagues into cozy with these playful booties. Beautifully handcrafted in Kyrgyzstan, these charming whale slippers are made from locally-sourced sheep's wool. The booties are made in small batches, with the natural wool dyed, spun, and felted before getting cut and stitched into adorable aquatic details. 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
25734
Made from
sheep wool
Measurements
4.5" L x 2.5" W x 3.5" H; 6 - 12 months
Notes
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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WHALE BOOTIES
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (8)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
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    • Other (4)

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2.0

Missing tail

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from Middleton, WI

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        Comments about WHALE BOOTIES:

        It is such a cute idea, however, came without whale tails on both sets! Ordered this for baby shower. Product got here on time but missing tail. Called customer support extremely helpful... Sent out new pair right away, unfortunately, again booties missing whale tail. So sad, really wanted to add them to the bathtub gift center piece.

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

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Rounds Ooohs and Ahhhs for these booties

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        from Havre de Grace

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cute
        • Handmade
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Adultsizesneeded
        • Adultsizesrequestedo

        Best Uses

        • Babyshowergift

        Comments about WHALE BOOTIES:

        Rounds of oohs and ahhs at the shower for these cuties. Only complaint is they aren't in adult sizes. You could have sold a dozen pairs.

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        • Yes
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        • Other
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        • Other

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best baby gift ever

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        from New Orleans, LA

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        Pros

        • Adorable
        • Extremely cute
        • Fits Newborn Perfectly
        • Soft
        • Supports a good cause

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Baby's Feet

          Comments about WHALE BOOTIES:

          I gave this to my friend for her baby shower and it definitely made a splash. Everyone loved these little booties and they are so soft. My friend told me it was her favorite gift at the party. She loved that the bookies supported a good cause too.

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          • Yes, Yes
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          • Other
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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Adorable!

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          from RI

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                Comments about WHALE BOOTIES:

                Bought as a baby gift. Very, very cute, well made, nice material, wool. Love supporting the craftsmanship of the artists in other parts of the world.

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

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                love thefact it is hand crafted cute

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                from san diego calif

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                Pros

                • Cute
                • Odd Shape For Foot
                • Warmth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about WHALE BOOTIES:

                    Unique and ocean theme

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    A bit slow in comparison to other vendors

                    • 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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