Felt boot makers from Dribin will provide “Baden” trading network with felt boots. The information is provided by the Culture Office of Dribin District Executive Committee.
“Baden” trading network representatives hold negotiations with Dribin’s craftsmen to produce felt boots for autumn and winter season.
According to the specialists, hand-made clothes articles and footwear are in great demand. Modern felt boots have got a status of extremely stylish footwear. They have healing properties and are made without any chemicals.
Craftsmen have mastered dry felting technique. It makes it possible to decorate boots in different ways: coloured wool, glass beads, embroidery. For example, for “Belarusneft” Company local felt boot makers produced a party of boots with the company’s logo.
The Dribin District History and Ethnography Museum is working out the project “Launching a creative theoretical and practical laboratory to use non-material culture heritage as the main direction of the district’s stable development”. The project has got a support of the information and education establishment “New Eurasia”. The museum will be able to buy a video camera, a laptop, exhibition equipment, to issue booklets and to create the site.
Felt boot making is a rare handicraft on the territory of Belarus. Dribin district is a unique one to safe and develop this trade. Besides, Dribin’s felt boot makers have their unique language that has been forming over centuries as the means of professional communication allowing craftsmen to keep handicraft secrets.