11.30.2010

ORNAMENTS around the world









LES DECORATIONS DE NOEL
autour du monde

Kyrgyzstan
A few days ago I went to a private sale of Craftspring's felt ornaments and decorative objects made in Kyrgyzstan by local artisans who make, dye and sew their own felt into fabulous whimsical animal ornaments and finger puppets, pillows, throws and scarves. The ornaments range in price from $8.00 to $14.00. 
I was smitten and bought a whole menagerie to give to young and less young friends during the Holiday season. I suggest you go take a look if you are in New York city before the 24th of December.
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The Union Square Holiday Market in New York City will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Dec. 24, on Union Square, 17th and 18th and Broadway in New York City.


When I went home after the sale with my bag of wonderfully crafted animals, I wondered what other artisans around the world had come up with. What amazingly creative ornaments could there be out there. If the Kyrgyzs could fashions such charming items, surely other countries could also.
Sure enough almost every country in the world has something to say.

Kenya
Nigeria
Ecuador
Nepal

South Africa

India

Philipines

Bangladesh

Haiti

Mexico
all ornaments from Kenya down can be found at indigoarts

au revoir.




4 comments:

  1. These ornaments are great and always give NH made ornaments during the holidays. Think sheep and a big ball of curly wool.

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  2. Love the angels from Kenya

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