Traditional Hand-Knit Wool Socks (Georgia)

Traditional Hand-Knit Wool Socks (Georgia)

45.00
  • From the Georgia Collection
  • Handmade by Gallery-studio “Mokheuri Teka” in Stepantsminda, Georgia.
  • Georgian wool & synthetic mix (so they're not too scratchy!). 
  • Fit sizes 37 - 39 (US women's 7 - 9). Additional sizes can be made to order. Please contact jess@lemondeur.com. 
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Knit socks were also a part of traditional costume for the mountainous regions of Georgia and contain ornaments and patterns characteristic of these regions. Like chitebi (traditional Georgian wool slippers), they were traditionally knitted from wool threads and dyed with natural colors. Few artisans continue to follow this tradition as seen here.  

These socks are hand knit by artisans who work with gallery-studio “Mokheuri Teka” (“teka” means felt in Georgian) was established in 2009 and is situated in Stepantsminda, Georgia, at an elevation of 1750 meters. It was founded by local designer Tamar Sujashvili. A graduate of the Faculty of Design at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, she decided to use her designer skills to revive felt making, which has long-rooted traditions in this mountainous part of Georgia. The workshop employs up to five artisans and produces different felt products using both local and merino wool. The gallery-studio also provides trainings for local youth to ensure that this traditional technique is passed on to new generations. 

 The studio in Kazbegi, Georgia. 

The studio in Kazbegi, Georgia.