Tag Archives: wool

  • Why Wool?

    Shutterstock.com © Katarzyna Mazurowska Facts & Figures   Wool has unique characteristic and possess very special properties, which can not be matched by other fibres. Due to complex protein structure wool fibre outstands with its resilience, elasticity and durability.  It has extraordinary abilities of humidity exchange, making it a perfect isolation medium. Especially thicker felted [...] More
  • Short excursus in history of felted boots

    The tradition of felting shoes from wool has it’s roots in Eurasia, but many associate it with Russia and it’s traditional boot called Valenki. Progenitor of Valenki was shoe of nomads, called Pima, whose history is going back over 1.5 thousand years. During the period of the Golden Horde, felt boots began to penetrate the [...] More
  • What is felt and it’s origin?

    The opinions, where wool-felt has his roots are still controversial. But one is known, sheep is the first domesticated animal and felted wool probably the first textile used by humans. Since wool has good biodegradable properties, it makes difficult to archeologist to be certain about the human knowledge of felt and its manufacture. Scientific estimates …

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