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Make your own amadou crafts! This light, warm and slightly spongy Amadou FELT was hand crafted from tinder fungus mushrooms grown in Korond, Romania. The Maker, Mako Csaba, was nice enough to go through the exhaustive process of, foraging and carrying home the large Fomes fomentarius (tinder fungus), peeling off the hard surface, extracting the soft fibers found inside and pounding it into felted material. Just thinking about how much work it is makes me tired.
It's called tinder fungus for a reason, it is extremely flammable so choose your projects carefully! We think a couple of these circles and some string would make a cute tribal bikini. We might need to pay Jessica extra to model it!
For crafting Mako Csaba uses a white water based glue called Aracet. In old times people made a grain based glue for Amadou.
Each piece is hand crafted so please allow for variation in color, shape and size.
approximately 5 inches in diameter - some pieces are not exact circles.