Georgian Craft Association Holds Craft Tour in Kvemo Kartli

On August 7, with the financial support of the USAID Zrda Activity in Georgia, and within the framework of the project ‘Strengthening the Business Skills of Kvemo Kartli Craftsmen’, the Georgian Craft Association held a presentation of the Kvemo Kartli Crafts Workshop Guidebook at the newly opened Bolnisi Museum. The guidebook contains information about the services of 30 local workshops.

In addition, an info tour of handicraft workshops in the region was held for representatives of the tourism sector. The event aimed to popularize the workshops in the region and increase their tourism potential.

Places visited within the framework of the tour include:

Bolnisi Museum; Kosalar, Introduction to the project reWoven; Carpet-Weaving master-class; Tetritskaro, Otar Sharabidze’s Ceramic Workshop, Ceramic master-class; Asureti, Church Bell Molding Workshop.

The tour was held in partnership with Georgian National Museum and Georgian Ecotourism Association.

The Georgian Craft Association is a membership organization that acts to safeguard Georgian heritage crafts traditions and works towards a sustainable framework for the sector’s future development.

The association aims to overcome the existing challenges through creating a networking platform for individuals, craftspeople, organizations and guilds, who care about the loss of traditional crafts skills.

10 August 2020 13:40