Why We Just Love Felt
MUSKHANE means “smile” in Nepali. And that’s exactly what their felted wool goods will make you do. Smile. Muskhane felt wares are soft and gentle and they come in a rainbow of vibrant, yet organic feeling colors.
All of the goods that Muskhane produces are inspired by the color palette of land in which they are created - Nepal. And the amazing fabric that they use to create their colorful wares is also inspired by the land. Since the 7th century BC, shepherds of Central Asia have used felted wool to create coats, hats, rugs, and tapestries. Today, Muskhane’s felted wool is hand made using the same techniques as the ancients shepherds did.
It begins with carded wool, soap, and water. A long process of pressure and friction is then applied to interlace the wool’s fibers. The result is a soft, weather-resistant, and sound-insulating fabric. Felted wool is also hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, and dust mite-resistant.
MADE WITH NEPAL
Historically speaking, Asian made products are considered to be amongst the world’s finest. But today, there is a stigma attached to Eastern imports. For many, “Made in China” has become a stamp of disapproval. Any kind of Asian overseas production often leads to questions about exploitation and low-quality goods.
With Muskhane you don’t have to worry about that. Their products aren’t just made in Nepal, they are made with Nepal. This is a brand born out of love and respect for the land and the people who inhabit it. All of their goods are handmade by the most skilled artisans in the valley of Kathmanduin. The same valley in which the brand was founded and continues to live.
By basing themselves in Kathmandu, Muskhane has helped build a stronger local economy and celebrate the exceptional artisanal craftwork of the region. Muskhane is a collaboration with the terrain. A partnership with the natives. A bond between brand and land.
REIMAGINE HAPPINESS IN YOUR HOME WITH MUSKHANE FELTED WOOL
Ecoist is a new provider of Muskhane felted goods in the U.S. They are beautiful, comfortable, and responsibly made with love and care. Everything you will get from them brings beauty and happiness into your home. Amongst the favorite items are the Chakra Bicolor Cushions, the XXL Felt Lampshades, and the Hanging Kangaroo Baskets.
The Chakra Bicolor Cushion is amazingly cozy and comfortable. People love to use them for relaxing by the fireplace and some customers say that they are the world's best meditation cushions. The cushions are filled with hypoallergenic kapok fibers, compact enough that you can easily move them around the house. From the living room to the bedroom, they look good in literally every spot you put them. Like a bouquet of beautiful flowers, each cushion adds a touch of soft organic color and energy to the room.
The Felt Lampshade is great because of its gentle shape and soft illumination. If you don't like bright hard light, but also don't like dark rooms, these unique shaped XXL lampshades are designed just for you. The softness of the felt makes for a perfect balance. The felted wool smooths everything out. Even with an LED light bulb, you still get a natural feeling glow.
Reimagine your room with a felt lampshade on a side table instead of the typical industrial or overhead lights. When you have guests over to set more of a relaxing mood, you don’t need to lower the lights. Also they are soft on your eyes so you can try one on your bedside table that you can use for reading.
Hanging Kangaroo Baskets are for the house plants that are sitting around the house, keep them in the midst of your eye level to enjoy them better.
The baskets come in three colors; matching the unique Quartz Pink colored basket with the Staghorn Fern, and the Tender Green colored basket with the Chenille Plant. The baskets add an extra layer of color and texture to your environment. Knowing the eco-friendly sustainable history of how they were created makes you feel good too. Everything that Muskhane produces is handmade by a team of skilled craftswomen who are working together to build a stronger local economy and celebrate the exceptional artisanal craftwork of their region.
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