Introduce three new friends to your nursery with the playful world’s bowling buddies! Three adorable hand felted, dyed and sewn “people” or “dog” pins and one ball round out this fun toy that lets imaginations take over! These quality, hand–made buddies will be cherished for generations.
About The Playful World
the playful world provides unique, custom designed toys that are handcrafted by artisans in less developed areas of the world. They work with artisan groups whose producers receive fair prices, have safe and healthy working conditions and are treated with respect. A purchase from the playful world creates opportunity for families in need.
- hand felted, dyed and sewn by women artisans in Kyrgyzstan
- 100% wool felt outer shell, synthetic fill
- artisan workshop follows fair trade practices
- a set includes 3 pins and 1 ball
- pins are 8” tall, ball is 3” in diameter
- spot clean with damp cloth
- meets or exceeds ASTM safety regulations
- suitable for 12 months & up
Made in Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan is an economically depressed country in Central Asia. The workshop that produces our toys is dedicated to preserving the traditional craft of felt making with origins from early nomadic tribes. Since 1992 the workshop has organized seminars and exhibitions, provided vocational training to unemployed women and has worked to raise awareness and find markets for hand-felted crafts. The workshop is trying to improve the economic livelihood of women in their community by creating fair and sustainable employment opportunities for these disadvantaged artisans. The women use locally sourced 100% natural mountain sheep wool to hand felt and hand sew our toys to our design specifications.