"Pesvebi" Small Woven Wool Bags (Georgia)

"Pesvebi" Small Woven Wool Bags (Georgia)

125.00
  • From the Georgia Collection.
  • Designed and handmade by the Pesvebi ("roots") studio in Dedoplistskaro, Georgia. 
  • Handwoven tapestry fabric made from Georgian wool and locally-sourced, all-natural dyes, transformed into OOAK bags with leather straps and accents. 
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These one-of-a-kind woven bags hail from the art studio “Pesvebi.” Pesvebi means “roots” in Georgian. The studio was founded by Nino Bakhutashvili in 2005, and is situated in Dedoplistskaro, in the Eastern part of Georgia. The aim of workshop is revival of the weaving techniques of local rugs. Towards this end, the studio embarked on a difficult trial-and-error method informed by the study of much ethnographic material, sketches, and old rugs kept in the families. The studio presently has two main lines: traditional rugs and modern accessories. The modern accessories, such as the bags you see here, are a product of combining different materials such as handwoven rugs (or rug fabric) with leather, etc. Nino Bakhutashvili works with leather worker Nino Setruidze (both pictured below) to create these rug and leather bags. Their production is also remarkable for their use of natural dyes (see photos below), which make the colors more delicate and elegant. The workshop employees seven local women and number of apprentices.

We were fortunate to visit the Pesvebi studio in late August to learn all about their production and product. Pictured below is one of the looms used to weave tapestries. Also pictured below is an enormous woven bag made by the studio, which was traditionally made for a woman when she would marry. The studio can do custom pieces (rugs and bags). Please contact us with any inquiries.  

 Nino & Nino

Nino & Nino

 Weaving loom. 

Weaving loom.