Felts

Felt is a textile material that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibers together. Felt can be made of natural fibers such as wool or animal fur, or from synthetic fibers such as petroleum-based acrylic or acrylonitrile or wood pulp-based rayon. Blended fibers are also common


Felt from wool is considered to be the oldest known textile. Many cultures have legends as to the origins of felt making. Sumerian legend claims that the secret of feltmaking was discovered by Urnamman of Lagash. The story of Saint Clement and Saint Christopher relates that the men packed their sandals with wool to prevent blisters while fleeing from persecution. At the end of their journey, the movement and sweat had turned the wool into felt socks.

Feltmaking is still practised by nomadic peoples (Altaic people: MongolsTurkic people) in Central Asia, where rugstents and clothing are regularly made.  Some of these are traditional items, such as the classic yurt (Gers), while others are designed for the tourist market, such as decorated slippers.  In the Western world, felt is widely used as a medium for expression in both textile art and contemporary art  and design, where it has significance as an ecologically responsible textile and building material.



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