Edena Wool Vest (Georgia)

Edena Wool Vest (Georgia)

380.00
  • From the Georgia Collection
  • Handmade by designer-maker Liliana Maisuradze in the mountainous region of Oni, Racha. 
  • Pure, hand-felted Merino wool with leather fastener at right collarbone. Very light and soft. 
  • One size (S/M). 
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Each of the wool vests in this collection (and the Racha hooded scarf) are made by young Georgian designer-maker Liliana Maisuradze. A graduated of the Academy of Arts, Liliana returned back to her birth town Oni, in Racha – in the mountainous region of Georgia - and established the felt workshop “Edena” to teach felt crafts and empower local women. Liliana’s works combine traditional ornaments, motives and forms and, with her artistic vision, turns them into modern garments and accessories.

 Care instructions: hand wash in cool water. Do not hang for drying. Iron with lowest heat.

 Edena workshop. Liliana is second from the right. 

Edena workshop. Liliana is second from the right. 

This studio is a collaborator with he Georgian Arts & Culture Center (GACC), which has worked in the field of safeguarding Georgian Heritage Crafts since 1995. GACC’s Cultural Industries & Heritage Crafts Development programme’s primary focus is the safeguarding and development of Heritage Crafts as an integral part of Georgian Intangible Cultural Heritage. With an understanding of the importance of local communities and individuals in the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage, GACC maintains close contact with different communities and groups living in Georgia. The Center works with more than 600 crafts actors, including internally-displace persons and other vulnerable groups. The Center cooperates with indigenous communities in the creation of new product lines, implementation of joint projects and exhibitions, and in its support of grass-roots initiatives. Website: www.gaccgeorgia.org