Whale Booties

Handcrafted in Kyrgyzstan, these charming whale slippers are made from locally-sourced sheep's wool.

$25.00

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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.

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Made in Kyrgyzstan

Gulnara Kydyrmyshova

created by

Gulnara Kydyrmyshova

location

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
sheep wool
Measurements
4.5" L x 2.5" W x 3.5" H; 6 - 12 months
Care
Clean with damp cloth, air dry.
Item ID
25734

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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.
Preferred shipping:
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.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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UncommonGoodsWhale Booties
 
3.9

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cute (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (10)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child (3), Other (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (7)

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1.0

Not what I was expecting

By 

from Tuscaloosa AL

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Cheap Material
    • Irregular Fit

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Whale Booties:

      Looks bulky and cheap and not safe

      • Sizing:
      • Feels too large
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Mother
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      4.0

      unique & functional

      By 

      from Pittsburgh PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Fit
      • Good Quality
      • Great Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Great Shower Gift

        Comments about UncommonGoods Whale Booties:

        The quality & craftsmanship is really good in this little pair of whale booties.

        • 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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        5.0

        Swimmies

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        from Charleston, SC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cute
        • fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Whale Booties:

            Such a great, unique, fun gift!

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

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Missing tail

            By 

            from Middleton, WI

            Comments about UncommonGoods 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.

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

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

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Baby's Feet

              Comments about UncommonGoods 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.

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

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Adorable!

              By 

              from RI

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about UncommonGoods 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
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              love thefact it is hand crafted cute

              By 

              from san diego calif

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cute
              • Odd Shape For Foot
              • Warmth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods 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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