Forest Friends Tree Skirt | Blue
We can't wait for Christmas just to put this truly amazing tree skirt under our tree! This heirloom tree skirt is hand-felted in Kyrgyzstan. The imagery on their rims feature traditional nomadic creatures, and are directly felted into the wool. Each skirt measures a little over 5 feet in diameter and opens up to easily situate around your tree and features a soft brown color on its underside. Seriously, we almost did a flip when we first saw it.
Details + Dimensions
all details and stitching are hand-embroidered.
made from sustainably harvested, locally-sourced merino-blended wool
fair Trade certified and made with love.
Meet the Maker
Our partner started with an adventure, and led to partnership and collaboration with amazing women artisans in Kyrgyzstan. 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. Some exceptional entrepreneurs decided to solve their problems creatively – and use their ancient felting skills to start small craft businesses. These new businesses were not only able to employ many local women but also preserve ancient craft traditions and skills. Working with 12 different workshops in Northern Kyrgzstan started by amazing women – to help them further expand their markets, grow, and support their communities.