Let's give a warm welcome to our adventurous new friends from the Wild Woolies, collection - Camp Animals! Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of camping as you gaze upon these cozy felted creatures. With their lifelike textures and vibrant hues, these hand-felted animals capture the essence of the great outdoors, adding a touch of whimsy to any space. Feel the warmth of Nepalese tradition in every fiber of sheep's wool as you invite these charming critters into your home.
5"h x 2.5"w x 2.5"d
Meet the Artisans
Walking into the Kathmandu production center’s reception you are immediately greeted by a cheerful ‘Namaste’ (‘I Salute the God Within You’) with hands pressed together in a prayerful expression. Proceeding into any of the production halls you’ll be greeted by a complete chorus of the same as dozens of ladies press felt into a variety of shapes, while others stitch, needle and applique to finish hundreds of different styles of decorative items for export.
Sheep’s wool is an amazingly adaptable fiber. It can be dyed any color and when hand felted using warm mildly soapy water it can be molded into any shape, or then cut and sewn together as per your imagination. Because the felting and most of the stitching process is all done by hand with natural materials that can be sustainably harvested, hand felted products have a relatively soft impact on the environment. Commercial exports of felted products from Nepal have grown exponentially since around 2000, benefitting thousands of mostly women workers, production managers and family businesses who help support their families and educate their children with their earnings.