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Georgian Textile Group

Date : 2010-02-15 02:12:36

DescriptionThe group is a member of ETN (European Textile Network). Georgian Textile Group (GTG) is an association of professional artists, designers, folk artists, researchers, art historians and ethnographers who work and support each other in the creation and promotion of fiber art. The group was formed in 1993 after the fall of the Soviet Union, to overcome the isolation of Georgian textile artists and to promote their work abroad. The group has expanded its activities to include working for the preservation of Georgia’s cultural heritage, traditional crafts, contemporary textile art and design, textile education and cultural tourism. The GTG is a self-governed, non-profit organization run by volunteers. An elected board coordinates all the activities of the group. Working on the development of the traditional textile crafts in Georgia is one of the main goals of the association. In 2003 the association opened the Textile Art Center. It provides opportunities for creative exchange and networking at the regional as well as at the international level; offers various textile art workshops and lectures held by invited lecturers and GTG members, helps folk artists from the various regions of Georgia initiate community groups to produce high quality textile handicrafts; holds various small scale exhibitions from the workshops all over the Georgia.

Street AddressAmagleba str.23



Name of InstitutionGeorgian Textile Group

Phone(995 32) 999 403



Type of ActivitySupport Institution

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