Louis Armstrong Figurine, Kyrgyzstan

Louis Armstrong was one of the most influential figures in the world of jazz.  This figurine was skillfully hand felted by women artisans in a fair trade cooperative in Kyrgyzstan.  It has a loop for hanging and will look great as a decoration anywhere in your home or car.

Measures approximately 6" tall.

ABOUT THE ARTISANS

This ornament was handmade in a fair trade women's cooperative in Kyrgyzstan.  The women were facing unemployment, severe poverty and economic depression, when 15 years ago the cooperative was formed, giving the artisans a global market for their extraordinary work.  They use traditional felting techniques with  contemporary designs to create stunning works of art.  The women receive fair wages, work in safe conditions, and are gradually finding their way out of poverty.



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