“Extraordinarily decorative felt rugs handmade by nomadic peoples in Kyrgyzstan”
Financial Times, How To Spend It
Unique felt rugs from the Mountains of Heaven
For over two and a half thousand years, the nomadic peoples of the remote and beautiful Tien Shan mountains in Central Asia have made sumptuous wool felt rugs (Shyrdaks) to line their tents.
Felt has set up a fair trade arrangement with nomadic tribes in Kyrgyzstan’s Mountains of Heaven and is the first company to import their ornate felted wool rugs called Shyrdaks to the UK. The collection includes a broad range of patterns and colour combinations from dazzling and bright, to elegant and subtle.
Shyrdaks are more than simply beautifully crafted geometric works of art. The felt shapes are not abstract motifs but items of vocabulary in an ancient language still generic to Kyrgyzstan’s nomadic people. Shyrdak makers combine symbols to describe a scene, tell a story, or bestow good fortune on a house or a marriage.
Traditional or contemporary style, these finest quality rugs from Felt can be wall-hung or grace the floor to enhance the most stunning homes and interiors.
With over 100 rugs in stock, ranging from large 4.0m x 4.0m rugs to runners and smaller shyrdaks in a multitude of vibrant and subtle colour combinations. Also a versatile and matching range of cushions and Felt offers a professional, bespoke service for custom commissions.
Felt rugs has over 12 years experience working with award-winning interior designers, architects and clients worldwide.
“These are investment pieces – skilfully crafted works of art that are remarkably hard-wearing”
A selection of Felt’s current collection of handmade shyrdaks can be viewed at our London and Somerset showrooms by appointment. A small selection of current stock is featured on the Rugs page of this website.We can also email images of rugs in stock on request.
Bespoke shyrdaks in the size, colours and pattern of your choice can also be commissioned. We make rugs for clients around the world – and it is an exciting adventure to commission your own personal rug made by the nomadic women of the Tien Shan Mountains. Bespoke rugs are no more expensive than rugs in stock. Tim at Felt will guide you through the design and ordering process.
We welcome trade enquiries from interior designers and architects.
For further information or to arrange a viewing, please contact Tim Moock.