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giraffe booties

by Gulnara Kydyrmyshova $25.00
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  • the story

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.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
24208
Made from
sheep wool
Measurements
4.5" L x 2.75" W; 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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GIRAFFE BOOTIES
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (16)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Child (5), Other (3)
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5.0

Giraffe booties

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from Portsmouth nh

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        Comments about GIRAFFE BOOTIES:

        Super cute product. Unique slippers. Would buy again as a gift!

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        • Yes
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        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        4.0

        giraffe booties

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        from Pennsylvania

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              Comments about GIRAFFE BOOTIES:

              this was a gift for a baby shower. My daughter had purchased the lion and elephant ones for my grandchildren. I thought both were cuter "in person" than the giraffe ones I got.
              They are well made and of good quality.

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              5.0

              Bigger than expected but great

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              from Raleigh, NC

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                    Comments about GIRAFFE BOOTIES:

                    I bought these for a friend's baby as a gift. I couldn't tell how big they were from the picture, but I incorrectly assumed they'd be smaller than they are. They're probably the right size for an average 6-8 month old.

                    Very cute though and well made. A unique gift.

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                    5.0

                    These Booties are adorable

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                    from Hburg IL

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                    Pros

                    • Very Well Constructed And

                    Cons

                    • none

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                    • Perfect For My Niece

                    Comments about GIRAFFE BOOTIES:

                    The adults wanted them in their sizes!
                    Well made and very soft on the inside,we loved them

                    • 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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                    4.0

                    Gift for grandson who loves Giraffes :)

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                    from Cold, Minnesota!

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                          Comments about GIRAFFE BOOTIES:

                          These are super cute and appear to be well made - they look to be on the small side though, maybe challenging to put on if he has socks on, but I'm scared they will be itchy if he doesn't. I won't know for sure until Christmas Eve.
                          I will keep you posted!

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                          • Yes, Yes
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                          • Child
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                          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Really cute but larger than I expected.

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                          from Texas

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                                Comments about GIRAFFE BOOTIES:

                                Not quite as brightly colored as the picture.

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                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Really cute gift

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                                from Decatur, GA

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                                Pros

                                • Very cute
                                • Wool

                                Cons

                                • Needed A Little Clean Up

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                                  Comments about GIRAFFE BOOTIES:

                                  I ordered this for a friend's baby shower - they came very quickly in the mail which was great. They are super cute - they did need a little bit of 'clean up' as they had some loose threads on them, etc. but it took about 2 minutes and I suppose that is typical of handmade items. They are very obviously handmade, in a good way. They were a HUGE hit at the baby shower.

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                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Adorable!

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                                  from Columbus, Ohio

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                                        Comments about GIRAFFE BOOTIES:

                                        Adorable! Much cuter in person than the photo in the catalogue.

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                                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        cute

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                                        from Fort Myers, FL

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