Souvenirs to buy from Georgia

02 Oct, 2018 - 08:38

Day by day, there are more and more enthusiastic travelers visiting Georgia. Tourists go to ancient historical and cultural heritage, beauty spots, spectacular sceneries and pristine nature of Georgia.

Wandering around bazaars, you will see lots of handicrafts with reasonable prices. In Tiflis, the capital of Georgia, there are hundreds of shops offering handmade artworks from which you can buy unique souvenirs for you and your dear ones. Apart from shops and boutiques, you can purchase nice souvenirs from vendors. In this paper you will be acquainted with a list of best souvenirs available in Georgia.


Enameled Jewelry

Enamel in made from combination of molten glass and metals such as silver, copper and gold. For ages, from 8-15th century, this technique has been applied in making jewelry. During this long period, the technique has changed and developed. Sadly, this art form vanished in 15th century, but revived in the 20th century combined with traditional and modern techniques with which the innovative glass jewelry is made.


Khinkali Sock

Although “Khinkali Sock” is not a handmade product, designed with the traditional food of Georgia, it can be considered as a particular and proper gift for every individual. If you go to Altersocks, you can see lots of other socks with various Georgian themes like “Adjara Khachapur” food, paintings of the celebrated Georgian Painter “Niko Pirosmani” and traditional/folk Georgian costume named “Chokha,” from which you can eventually choose your favorite design.


Traditional Tablecloth

Traditional Georgian tablecloths are decorated with image of the birds, dear, and other designs. For ages, the tablecloth has been considered as an important item of local culture of Georgia. Altered the prosperous approach of dying with cool colors originated from east, Georgians added their own tastes and traits in designing the cloths. They use indigo color for dying the tablecloths, and then decorated them with local designs which make them unique and separated from Russian and European ones. Although ignored and forgotten for some periods, today such tablecloths found their back way to markets and bazaars.


Copies of Ancient Treasuries of Georgia

The souvenir shop located in “Georgian National Museum” offers copies of ancient treasuries of Georgia dated back to 3rd and 4th centuries B.C. Accessories like ring, bracelet, necklace, etc. can act as memorable souvenirs!


Gagat Stone

The semiprecious stone “Gagat” or black amber is highly well-known in Georgia. In the majority of shops, you can buy jewelry like long or pearl necklaces made out of this stone. Albeit, Gagat is seen and applied a lot in traditional objects of Georgia!

Kantsi

The horny drinking cup “Kantsi” is one of the most famous dishes in Georgia which can always be seen in traditional feasts. However, today you can see modern mugs like that in markets. Kantsi, a unique and a special object or souvenir found in Georgia, can always evoke memories from Georgia!


Traditional Cheese

Producing cheese, which you can nowadays provide from Georgian shops and markets, in traditional way, has a long history in Georgia. In cheese shops, for sure, you can find a much better-tasting, better shaped cheese! The best type to introduce is smoky cheese which is more durable!


Spices

Everybody who tries Georgian dishes can smell and taste combination of spices! In Markets you can have access to long rows of spices and aromatic plants. Peppermint, cloves, nutmeg, Cinnamon, red pepper, coriander seeds, fenugreek Seeds, dried plums and “ajika” are popular spices in Georgian dishes which you can provide from shops! Furthermore, you have the opportunity of ordering and receiving mixed spices for traditional foods like “kharcho.”

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