The set of five mice family can be sold as a set or sold individually. These are sure to be collectibles. They look adorable as Christmas decorations or suitable for year-round display. Each is intricately detailed with fine touches in the features and clothing. Includes: Grandma, Mother, Father, Son, and Daughter Mice. These cute ornaments are intricately detailed and lovingly crafted by mother and sister artisans in Nepal.
- Eco-friendly wool felt.
- Each character measures approximately 5 inches tall and 5 inches wide.
- Azo-free dyes.
- Fair Trade.
The Art of Felting:
The first step to creating these beautiful felt pieces begins with gathering some of the world’s finest sheep’s wool from New Zealand. Making felted wool is an ages-old, time-consuming process of bonding fabric with fiber. This is a physical job where the artisan’s scrub, rub, roll and rinse the wool again and again with soapy water.
Once the wool is bound into a sheet and the desired thickness is complete, the felt is laid out to dry. From there, the felt wool is cut and re-worked into many complex shapes and designs. The many sheets of wool might merge several colors to create patterns and layers. This takes a well-trained, talented artisan and is a true labor of love. The end results are colorful, one-of-a-kind textiles that are stunning to behold.