The Georgian State Museum of Folk and Applied Art houses a huge collection of exhibits collected from all over the Caucasus.
The permanent exposition of the 19th-20th centuries includes paintings, sculptures, musical instruments, jewelry, embroidery, carpets with traditional patterns, national clothes made of silk and leather, tapestry, household items, metal and wood crafts and much more. You can also see the mosaic and wooden details of the Mushtaidi Palace.
They also present monthly temporary exhibitions, which have so far included the paintings of Shota Rustaveli, Blue Tablecloth and 19th century silverware.
The museum offers guided visits in Georgian, Russian and English to enable to better inform you about the exhibits.
TICKET PRICE: 3 GEL, Guide:10 GEL
ON THIS WEEK:
ReWoven - an exhibition presented by rug weavers and museum workers in memory of Ryan Smith, who was murdered alongside his wife and child in Georgia this summer.
The ReWoven project was started in Georgia in 2015 in the South Kartli and Kakheti regions in the villages of Kosalri and Yourmuganlo, which are populated in majority by the Azeris. Historically, the carpets woven in those regions, belong to the Kazakh type of Caucasian carpets and are identified as the famous Borchalou and Karachop. These were always distinguished by the high quality of weaving technique, and particular ornaments and colors which reflected the centuries co-existing lores and traditions of Georgians and Azerians. These carpets have become very popular on the international market the last ten years," the post went on. "The project of Ryan Smith is very importent one from the point of view of preserving the intangible cultural heritage, as only he was able to revive the carpets with the original design that are woven in the villages and regions where they were traditionally woven over the centuries. The project is very important as a social event for the local population living in these villages as it connects people, teaches them how to support themselves, how to love each other and how to share their success with others. At the same time, the project gives the people a necessary income.
The exhibition is on until October 7.
28 Sh. Dadiani Str. Tbilisi
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Daily except Monday,
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