Handmade Felt Horse Picture

Category Art Textile Art & Fiber Art

Current price $85.00

Listing type Chinese

Location Brooklyn, New York 11229 US

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Subject Animals

Style Abstract

Material Wool

Originality Original

Listed By Dealer or Reseller

Artist Unknown

Size Medium (up to 36in.)

Color Multi-Color

Features Matted

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Felt accessories are well known in country Georgia.
In the first few centuries, the most commonly used felt was made of wool with its natural colors: white, brown, black. V-VI centuries appear to be painted wool fabrics, mainly from red from madder roots, purple from hawthorn, green from walnut.
Georgian shepherds were using felt as a bedding, or use it to make tents, a coat to keep them warm while tending of a sheep.
They use felt to make slippers, rags, hats, scarves, wallets and different sorts of ornaments.
Pictures, scarves and other accessories became especially relevant in Georgia. The drawing of the paint is very difficult and takes a lot of time.
How to make felt:
The wool is washed and brushed beforehand.The ornaments are planned in advance, they are selecting the color and the shape, then bleach and give the desire color to the wool, after that, they are washing in clean water and drying.After it’s ready to use, they pump into warm water, put the thin layer on a silk gauze and apply hand soap. They wrap it up in a cotton thread and then compressing for 5 minutes. If the size is bigger than 30/30 cm then the time will be increased proportionally.This process is repeated six times and each time it is closely wrapped and the time of pressing is increased by 5-5 min.And lastly they remove the cotton thread, washing and drying.

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