To order a shyrdak felt rug please visit our online shop.

Shyrdak rugs are rarely seen in the west due to the difficulty and expense of transporting them from the Tien Shan mountains.

In 1993, Paul Philpott set up the first Save the Children Fund aid and development programme in Kyrgyzstan shortly after the fall of communism and has maintained close links with the country ever since.  In collaboration with local people, he has set up a micro-enterprise importing traditional felt rugs from this region, which are hand made by women's cooperatives.  A range of natural and bright colours, designs and sizes can be obtained.  Prices start at £500 and vary according to age, size and quality.

For further information and enquiries please contact us.