Whale Booties

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


Gulnara Kydyrmyshova created by

Gulnara Kydyrmyshova

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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.


Made in Kyrgyzstan

Gulnara Kydyrmyshova

created by

Gulnara Kydyrmyshova



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.

Made from
sheep wool
4.5" L x 2.5" W x 3.5" H; 6 - 12 months
Clean with damp cloth, air dry.
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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship in the US:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
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.
Expedited shipping:
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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The Cutest Little Whale Booties


Well made and adorable. Will be a pleasure to give.

Naples, FL


Beautiful baby gift


These booties were the perfect baby gift! They were beautifully made and so cute!

New Providence, NJ


Super cute but small


6-12 month size barely fits my 4 month old grandson

Portland. OR


Not what I was expecting


Looks bulky and cheap and not safe

Tuscaloosa AL


unique & functional


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

Pittsburgh PA




Such a great, unique, fun gift!

Charleston, SC


Missing tail


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.

Middleton, WI


Rounds Ooohs and Ahhhs for these 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.

Havre de Grace


Best baby gift ever


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.

New Orleans, LA




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.



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