Felt workshop excursion in Karakorum


| May 15, 2020

For the Mongolian herder, felt is invaluable: its versatility, warmth and strength means it is useful for a whole range of items such as boots, hats, gloves, bags and rugs. Felt is also crucial in the construction of gers, used as simple and effective insulation wrapped around a wooden frame, then covered with a fitted white cotton cover. Visit a traditional felt-making workshop to learn about the various techniques used to produce the raw material, watch the local artisans at work and discuss their craft. You may also be able to purchase some of the finished items.

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