In the land of the Himalayas where the air is crisp and the landscapes are breathtaking, one specific tradition of craftsmanship has survived (& thrived) for centuries. Felting is an art form that Nepal has been at the center of for hundreds of years!
A staple in homemade crafts and artisanal creations, felt is an underrated material that is sure to cozy up your home this Christmas season. Curious about the history of felt in Nepal, and the pros & cons of using this material? Keep reading to get all these questions answered, plus ideas for felt-themed gifts to put under the tree this holiday season.
The Birth of Felt in Nepal Craftsmanship
In Nepal, artisans use two methods of felting: wet feeling & needle felting.
Wet felting is the more traditional approach, with the use of warm water, soap, and friction to bind the wool fibers together. Imagine the painstakingly difficult work necessary to create felted bags or accessories using this traditional method!
Needle felting is a more modern approach where artisans use needles to sculpt and shape the wool into intricate designs. Picture cute felted animals or a beautiful felted design.
Felt is versatile, baby! In Nepal, felted items reflect the beautiful artisanal spirit of the generations. The vibrant dyed colors of homemade felted products, or the intricate designs on a felted craft, are a celebration of Nepal’s stunning culture & craftsmanship!
Three Fun Benefits of Felt
Let’s explore the benefits of using felted materials for crafts so you can get your holiday gift guides started asap!
- Eco-friendly: Felt is a sustainable and renewable material, so buying felted products is an eco-conscious choice!
- Versatility: Felt is very adaptable, so a wide range of products can be created using this material.
- Artisanal Uniqueness: Handmade felt products are one-of-a-kind creations made by Nepalese craftsmen, so purchasing felted Nepal products is supporting local artisans!
Nepalese Felt Crafts: Bring the Himalayas to Your Home This Holiday Season
As we gear up for the festive season, consider adoring your sacred space with the warmth of local Nepalese felt crafts. Our handmade felted wool products bring a touch of tradition & sustainability to your Christmas celebrations.
Join us as we embrace the holiday spirit with artisanal felt crafts made in Nepal. Whether you’re buying gifts for family, friends, or neighbors, our products are sure to brighten your holidays & bring you a touch of local Nepal culture.
Our Mission at Global Groove Life
We are a certified fair trade organization supporting & facilitating artisan co-ops in Nepal and Thailand. The Fair Trade Industry is expanding and we are proud to be a part of the sustainable movement that is changing lives!
We design, develop, produce, and source fairly traded lifestyle products with a commitment to the sustainability of production & cultural heritage of groups that we work with.
If you’re looking for unique, sustainable, & high quality-Christmas gifts, consider buying one of our handmade crafts this holiday season!