Prickly Pear Felt Ornament
Dress up your Christmas tree with something a little fun and different this year. This felted wool prickly pear cactus ornament was hand made in Kyrgyzstan.
Our wool ornaments are a collaborative project of Silk Road Bazaar, based in New Jersey, and Central Asian artists. Each design is an original work of art hand made by marginalized artist groups located in Central Asia.
Artists who are far from the capitals, who have limited market access, and who do not possess modern marketable skills but have carried on traditional craft culture, are chosen to be partners of Silk Road Bazaar. Following the proverb, ‘the best way to know a man is to walk a thousand miles in his shoes,’ they believe that to know who they are working with, and to understand their lives, they need to live like and with the artisans. Representatives live amongst the artist groups for an extended period of time. During that time they help them become self-sustainable by developing their designs, management techniques, quality control and computer skills.
- 100% Wool
- Hand made
- Measures 3.5" x 2.5"
- All things ship for $3, all of the time