Georgian tales Woven by Azerbaijani Women
21 February, 2013
Georgian tales Woven by Azerbaijani Women
Azerbaijanian Carpet-weaving tradition is restoring

On February 15, Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Arts of Georgian National Museum opened the exhibition of handmade Azerbaijanian carpets and items that represent Azerbaijanian culture.
The exposition displayed the painting and graphic arts of Azerbaijani artists, along with national musical instruments, vessels made of copper and ceramics, with main focus on carpets. The exhibition was organized by Georgian Ministry of Culture and Monuments’ Protection, Georgian National Museum, Akhundov Museum of Azerbaijanian Culture and its Cultural
Center.
David Lortkipanidze, General Director of Georgian National Museum opened the event. “When we look at these exponents, we notice the heritage of the past and on the other hand, we see the continuation of the tradition. This is probably the exhibition that shows the high level of the Azerbaijanian culture and its essential place in the culture of Georgia, which by itself is a multiethnic country. I am sure that this cooperation will be preserved. Very soon, we plan to organize another exhibition – that of the exponents of Azerbaijanian culture that are preserved at Georgian National Museum. So, this is only a continuation of a very close cooperation and friendship. I thank all parties concerned”.
Leila Alieva, Director of Akhundov Museum, was the second person and the main hostess of the event:”The aim of this exhibition is to show that within the framework of the project financed by the Georgian Ministry of Culture, the process of learning carpet weaving has started. This exhibition is a sum-up of the results that we have received. We also added the exponents showing the restored tradition of Azerbaijanian carpets in Georgia. These are the carpets from private collections – woven by contemporary Azerbaijanian women, as well as other utensils taken from homes.”
Valeri Asatiani, Chairman of the Georgian-Azerbaijan Association of Cultural Relations, also shared his impressions. “It is always interesting to visit the Georgian museum of Fine Arts, as each exposition has its own irreplaceable role. Today’s event is a continuation of the multi-centurial Georgian-Azerbaijanian cultural space. A lot of new things are happening in different realms of bilateral art, including literature etc. I want to thank the whole Georgian National Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts in particular, as well as Akhundov Museum, as what they are doing is not a mere exposition, but a historic event. This is a bridge uniting the past, present and future. “
Lela Tsitsuashvili, Curator of exhibitions of the Georgian National Museum cordially thanked the people in charge of the Akhmedov Museum of Azerbaijanian Culture for creating such a beautiful and festive atmosphere at the exhibition. “I am happy that today we have another chance to highlight the ancient relations that exists between the two countries. Georgian National Museum is actively involved in this direction and is always opened to disclose Georgia’s multiethnic culture, as this is our richness as a whole. I am sure that together with learning a lot, a spectator will get a huge aesthetic pleasure by seeing these carpets and utensils that were with such great love presented by Azerbaijanian Museum to us.”
Emzar Mamed Zade is the representative of the local Azerbaijanian Diaspora who curates the process of restoring carpet-weaving all around Georgia within the project. He was the initiator too. “I take care that these carpets are woven in the same technique as it was 200-300 years ago. Everything starting from colors and ending with thread – is natural. This technique was almost lost, as it was not applied to within the last 50 years at least. I had to go to the villages and search for these women some of whom had inherited weaving machines. However, there were many of them whom we teach weaving. We use the catalogues to restore the exact ornaments. This is not a one-time action. We want to continue it in order to let our children and grandchildren preserve this culture of weaving. As for these carpets and the ones that Azerbaijanians weave in their homeland, there are certain differences in ornaments and colors and first and foremost, wool, which comes from Borchalo region of Georgia and which distinguishes Georgia-made carpets from Azerbaijanian ones.“
The exhibition will last until March 5.
Print
Other Stories
Photo exhibition “Batumi Photo Days" to be held in Batumi
From the 31st of August to the 2nd of September Batumi will host the "Batumi Photo Days".
International festival of Verdi to be held in Georgia
It has just been agreed that the International Festival of Verdi will be held in Georgia.
"3000 delegates from 150 countries applauded the Georgian Alphabet"
In 2017, a very important thing happened for Georgia – UNESCO entered the ancient Georgian alphabet onto the list of the World's Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Ensemble "Iveria" presents the renewed "Jays’ Wedding" on the "Black Sea Arena"
On August 28, within the framework of "Check In Georgia", the Black Sea Arena, Creative Union "Lomis" and Ensemble "Iveria" will present a musical theatre called "Jays’ Wedding".
Georgia was granted the Status of a Host Country at the “River Bank Festival” in Frankfurt
Between the 24th-26th of August 24-26 at the Frankfurt River Festival (which is visited by 3 million tourists annually) Georgia will be presented with the status of a Host country.
The story of the “Georgian Byron” - Nikoloz Baratashvili
Nikoloz Baratashvili was a Georgian poet at the beginning of the 19th century. He is sometimes referred as the “Georgian Byron”.
The Founder of the most successful Georgian Startup George Arison to Speak at Startup Grind Tbilisi
Startup Grind is a global community where people who have founded startups, want to found startups, fund them, want to work for them, or just learn about them gather.
The unique archive of the Brothers Zubalashvilis was recently transferred from France to the National Museum of Georgia with the support of TBC
The unique archive of Georgian industrialists and brothers Zubalashvilis was recently transferred to Georgia from France with the support of TBC.
Virtual Museum to open in Tbilisi
A Virtual Museum is to open in Tbilisi, (at Tabykashvili Street ) by the end of August.
Graves of Georgian Mamelukes in Cairo Egypt
In one of the slums of Cairo there is a cemetery where you will find the graves of Georgian Mamelukes.
Robert Plant performed at the Black Sea Arena
The 12th Black Sea Jazz Festival was opened with a performance from Robert Plant.
The Nominees’ registration within the Welcome To Georgia! National Tourism Awards 2018 is open
Welcome to Georgia! National Tourism Awards Project invites hotels, wineries, restaurants, tour operators, travel agencies and companies who are focused on the hospitality industry or tourism sector, to participate in the annual contest,
Ilia Chavchavadze and William Blake on truth and lies
“Tell your friend the truth and keep it from your foe”. This is the epigraph of Ilia Chavchavdze’s novel “Is a Man a Human?”!
Bus stops in Georgia assigned the status of Cultural Heritage Monument
Bus stops in the Municipalities of Khashuri and Mtskheta which were built in the 1970’s have recently been assigned the status of Cultural Heritage Monument.
Open Media Hub - Supporting Media Professionals across the EU neighbourhood area
On July 9, 2018 the OPEN Media Hub launched a call for expression of interest, a production support scheme, to enable TV and online video journalists in the Eastern Neighbourhood countries to create contents (audio-visual stories, news, features, online portfolio…) on important regional issues
Exhibition of The project "10 Georgian Wines You Must Try Before You Die" to bo held on Maidan
On Maidan, on July 13 and 14, from 15:00 onwards will be exhibited and sold for specially created collection / tourist / gift wines boxes.
PowerPoint Karaoke is coming to Tbilisi
For the second time this summer PowerPoint Karaoke is coming to Tbilisi to gather together startupers, urban professionals and students
The Bodleian Library publishes a book about Georgia
With the support of TBC Bank of Georgia, Nikoloz Aleksidze’s book with Bodleian Library Publishing, "Georgia: a cultural journey through the Wardrop Collection has recently been published".
Visit an exhibition of Italian masterpieces in Georgia
From May 25 Georgian National Museum hosts the masterpieces from the Royal Library of Turin. The Royal Library preserves unique collections of drawings.
Unforgettable voice from Georgia
Enjoy variations of a beautiful Georgian song by three different generations.
Georgia to win Europa-Nostra Prize 2018
EU Prize for Cultural Heritage awarded countries for their outstanding heritage achievements during the Excellence Fair at the Allianz Forum in Berlin on June 21.
Rehabilitation works of Atskuri fortress are about to finish soon
Atskuri fortress is one of the oldest fortresses in Georgia. Because of its geographic location, it was considered to be unapproachable and unconquerable one.
Georgian annual cultural festival Art  Area starts on June 23
Art Area is the first TV channel about culture. It was launched in 2012 by TBC Bank, one of the largest in Georgia.
International Music Festival Tbilisi Open Air starts today
Tbilisi Open Air is an annual international festival held in Georgia. It is focused on mainstream music of different genres and creates great atmosphere for any kind of listeners or age groups.
“Welcome to Georgia – the Musical” - Play introducing Georgia to foreigners
It is not a secret that lots of tourists visit Georgia to explore its traditions, nature, cultures, etc.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Exchange Rates
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
24.09.2018
25.09.2018
USD
1
USD
2.6216
2.6226
EUR
1
EUR
3.0854
3.0868
GBP
1
GBP
3.4584
3.4416
RUB
100
RUB
3.9340
3.9814