This hand-felted memory elephant ornament takes you across continents and oceans to the green expanses of the wide savannah. This ornament was made in a small workshop launched by a Peace Corps worker in the lake-side city of Karakol in Kyrgystan.
Country of Origin:
- Made of 100% local Kyrgyz wool, with embroidered details
- Made in Kyrgyzstan-based workshops founded and run by women
- Pictured: Right
About the Artisans:
After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Kyrgyzstan became an independent country - and was reeling from economic hardship. Many women were unemployed, and making ends meet was a daily challenge. Our fair trade partners work with women who started small craft businesses to help them further expand their markets, grow, and support their communities. We work with inspiring women who are determined to save their traditional art of felting - passed down from mother to daughter accross the generations.