Hand Felted Ornament - Lettuce Vegetable - Fair Trade from Kyrgyzstan

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This buttery hand-felted lettuce is a real gem! Ideal for adorning trees, gifts, or wherever needs some crisp greens.

About the line: hand crafted by a network of empowered artisan women in Kyrgystan, these hand-felted woolen ornaments are as warm and fuzzy themselves as the feelings of supporting this community of artist-entrepreneurs. This millennia-old tradition of felting comes from a heritage of nomadic culture and yurt living and so do the materials. All of the sheep's wool is sourced directly from the mountains of Kyrgystan and the generations old technique of wet felting (once used by women to make their yurts) creates a textile that is both strong and incredibly soft to the touch. A resurgence in felting has made a path for women's solvency, and providing source of economic and social empowerment. It is also an ancient and beautiful medium. Plus: CUTIE PATOOTIE!

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