The history of carpet weaving in the Caucasus region dates back to the Middle Ages. Pieces of knotted pile carpet from the 13th and 14th centuries have been found in cave complexes in Georgia. Over the centuries, traders from Istanbul to Athens traveled to Tbilisi, Georgia, to trade in hand woven carpets at bazaars known … Continue reading
The open-air Dry Bridge Market by the Mtkvari river (on the “Dry Overpass” and surrounding areas) has become the city’s unofficial art bazaar. Here you can find paintings, sculpture, beautiful carvings, exquisite icons, pottery and fabrics. The work is amazing and prices are reasonable.
May 26 was Independence Day in Georgia. In the capital, Tbilisi, Rustaveli Avenue and Freedom Square were closed to traffic and became a showcase for around 270 Georgian companies to exhibit their products within the initiative Made in Georgia. President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili and Tbilisi’s mayor both visited this “trade parade”. President Saakashvili at the “trade parade”.