Nepalese Felted Ornaments
Handcrafted from cotton and wool felt in the foothills of Himalayas. Felt refers to non-woven fabric formed when wool fibers lock together under heat, moisture and pressure. This bonding of fibers is called felting. Assocation for Craft Producers has been at the forefront of reviving this traditional skill in Nepal. Felt making likely began in Asia. It is an important folk tradition in Nepal, where people living in mountainous regions made felt carpets.
- Approximately 4Lx2.5W inches
Handcrafted by artisans working with the Association for Craft Producers in Kathmandu, at the foot of the Himalayas. The felt used to make this ornament is dyed using AZO‒free dyes. The workshop is incorporating innovative processes to protect the environment. Their office runs partially off solar power, and they have reduced their fuel consumption by fifty percent. Their office has a rainwater catchment system. The rainwater is reused in the felting process.
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