Wearable Felt Art (Georgia)

Wearable Felt Art (Georgia)

110.00
  • From the Georgia Collection
  • Designed and handmade by Gallery-studio “Mokheuri Teka” in Stepantsminda, Georgia.
  • 100% wool. 
  • Wear as a scarf or belt (or however else you might fancy!). 
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This lovely, abstract felt art is a product of gallery-studio “Mokheuri Teka” (“teka” means felt in Georgian).  Mokheuri Teka 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. Photos from our visit to this studio below. 

How can I wear this? I was instantly drawn to these two pieces. Tamar suggested they could be worn as scarves, but I think they have great potential as high-waisted wrap belts for a solid colored dress (black, grey, white, etc.). See other belt in the collection for example of its use as a belt. 

 The gallelry/studio. 

The gallelry/studio. 

 Homemade tea and jams that they collect locally and offer to guests. 

Homemade tea and jams that they collect locally and offer to guests.