Museums of Tbilisi
Georgian State Museum of Folk and Applied Art
Address:27, Shalva Dadiani str.
Phone:299 61 52, 245 27 09
Working hours:Everyday except Monday, 10.00 - 17.00
Date of establishment:1899
The museum houses collections of XIX-XX c.c. craft works from Georgia, as well as objects, mage by other Caucasian nations. In the museum are displayed gold and silver items, also objects - adornments, belts, weapons, household objects; there are also collections of Caucasian rugs and carpets, silk, leather, heavy cloth, felt objects, Khevsiretian (East Georgia, mountainous region) clothes, embroidery samples, tapestry; collection of local musical instruments; collections of folk craft objects. In the museum are stored works of Latvian artist Yuli Straume (1874-1970) the rich collection of drawings based on the Caucasian ethnographic material - ornament patterns, sketches, etc.