If you are the one who is looking forward to explore the culture of the small country, located between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea, this blog is directly for you.
Right in the middle of Georgia there is a small settlement Tserovani, where every visitor can enjoy the traditional culture and long-lasting history, to become a part and fall in love with Georgia even more.
Little About Internally Displaced Artists
Just about 10 years ago this little village, with the same-size houses, didn’t even exist, but in 2008, after Russian occupation, 8000 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) were settled. It was a long period of dark hours, but unexpectedly enamel art became the solution. First, IDPs began to study this kind of art and then, after the hard work and strong will, first enamel studio Ikorta has opened. Enamel art became their source to share their story, thoughts, pain and joy to people. This became a motivation for others. Artists began creating jewelry, also they began to teach visitors enamel art. Meanwhile, Tserovani and Ikorta became a desired place to visit, attend the workshop they provide and explore enamel art with its whole taste.
Little About Enamel Art
It is remarkable, that the art of Georgian cloisonne enamel has no less than 1200 years of existence. It is the ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects, mostly used for jewellery and small fittings for clothes, weapons or similar small objects decorated with geometric designs, with thick cloison walls. The largest enamelled work of art in the world - Khakhuli triptych was made by Georgian and Byzantine enamel artists.
Fortunately, Georgia cloisonne enamel art is still trendy - old technologies with modern attitude became the next stage for Georgian enamel art to spread
So here is where journey begins...
Tourists, who are looking for an intercultural experience in art and also enjoy DIY are often attending special Enamel Jewelry workshops at Ikorta. They become time travelers with enamel artists, people, who have lost everything and found their path again, full of motivation and hope. Artists tell the history of ancient art and culture of Georgia. Visitors make their own jewelry and find bliss and joy, while participating in a unique cultural exchange. They feel connected to the Georgian culture, which becomes an unforgettable life-long memory.