About Shopping – Traditional Carpets and Rugs

Carpets and Rugs - Old Town Tbilisi

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

About Food – Georgian Bread (Part 2)

Georgian Bread Making - Fresh Bread

To show how traditional Georgian bread is made we spent a morning with our local baker, Zaur Skhirtladze, who works at the bakery, Trepezi in our neighborhood in Tbilisi. A typical day at our Georgian bakery begins at 7.30 a.m. when Zaur lights the deep circular oven called a tone. The tone will take around one and a half hours to … Continue reading

About Shopping – Made in Georgia

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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”.