On September 12, a press conference dedicated to the
International Festival of Traditional Handcrafting Workshop was held at the
Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia (4 Sanapiro
First Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport - Mikheil
Giorgadze, Vice-Mayor of Akhaltsikhe Municipality - Guram Melikidze, Director
of State Museum of Folk and Applied Arts - Irine Koshoridze, Coordinator of the
International Festival - Irina Mania, Georgian Traditional Handicraft and the
deputy head of USAID Zrda Activity in Georgia - Keti Chumburidze.
International Festival of Traditional Handcrafting will be held in Akhaltsikhe
on the prison premises on September 14-16.
Within the scope of the festival, a variety of activities
are planned such as: attending open master classes, drawing and painting,
painting with natural colors, knitting, tailoring, crafting different musical
instruments, and etc. Experts from different countries, such as: Turkey,
Latvia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan are all
invited to participate in the festival. Additionally, small stands will be
arranged for the sale of traditional handcrafted products. Within the project
framework, the museum offers a variety of interesting and unique exhibitions. Project
- XIX-XX Century
Traditional Workshops in Georgia, is one of many, where an old archive of
photos will be displayed.
The festival aims to popularize traditional craft fields; support local
masters; facilitate the restoration of various workshops, loaded with a new
function of historical significant and attract visitors.
is supported by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of
Georgia, USAID Zrda Activity in Georgia, Akhaltsikhe Municipality City Hall;
Ivane Javakhishvili Samtskhe-Javakheti History Museum;
Georgian State Museum of Folk and Applied Arts and Traditional Craft
Association of Georgia.
person – Sesili Sordia
Mob: 558 24
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