Handmade Felt Shyrdaks from Kyrgyzstan

Handmade Felt Shyrdaks from Kyrgyzstan

Regina Yunghans
Jun 6, 2011

A traditional and practical art in Kyrgyzstan, felt rugs (called Shyrdaks) are made in beautiful decorative patterns and it's all done by hand. We went searching for some traditional Kyrgyzstan felt pieces and found these wonderful examples:

We love the strong geometric patterns and bold colors that show up in these rugs. We particularly like the idea of using one to warm up a modern interior. Read more on the making of shyrdaks at Saudi Aramco World. Some sources we've found for purchasing online:

Images: Flickr user pbarry licensed for use under Creative Commons, Kyrgyz Felt blog, Kyrgy Carl, Felt., Wealth and Living Magazine

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