HALI Fair Online opens this week: a new virtual event hosted by HALI magazine running 23-27 June 2021. The Fair sees thirty-four of the world’s most respected specialist dealers exhibiting more than 1,200 vetted antique rugs and textiles. The dealers will be on hand to chat with visitors to their virtual stands during the Fair.
As part of HALI Fair Online, a special Event will feature rare and strikingly graphic flatweave rugs woven in the mountainous Georgian region of Tusheti from the archives of the Ethnographic Museum in Tbilisi, displayed alongside examples from three private collections in an exclusive gallery exhibition with commentary from Dr Irina Koshoridze, Chief Curator of the Oriental Collections at the Georgian National Museum.
Tushetian kilims – flatweaves from the mountains of Georgia 25 June 5PM / 6PM / 12PM / 9AM (BST / CET / EST / PDT)
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In May, 2019, Hubertus Jahn and Maximilian Hess, two directors of the BGS, led an event to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Marjory Wardrop, noted for her role in the formation of Anglo-Georgian relations.
Reception for the British Georgian Society Charity walkers who walked the entire length of Hadrian’s Wall to raise money on behalf of Diabetes UK and a Children’s hospice in Georgia with honoured guests, the mayor of Newcastle and the Georgian Ambassador to the Court of St James.
This year’s charity walk of 80 miles in 6 days and took place from the 6-11 October 2019, covering Hadrian‘s Wall Path, a historic coast to coast trek in northern England.
The British Georgian Society is able to offer for sale a number of prints of beautiful and historic 19th century Tbilisi buildings by the architectural historian, Maia Mania. These are buildings that she sketched, mostly in the 1990s, that are either threatened or that have already been demolished.
These works are a rare record of old Tbilisi by the leading light of the Tbilisi heritage & conservation movement. Professor Mania’s distinction as an academic is sustained by her years of passionate commitment, and driven by the educated eye and talent of a true artist. She is using money from the sale of the prints to fund her work on trying to save historic buildings, a campaign she has been fighting for decades.
The large prints – 49×36 cm (Vertskhli St, Dumas St and Sharteli St) are £80 each, the medium sized ones – 42x34cm (Old Tbilisi) are £60, two of the small ones -35x27cm (Dumas St and Sharteli St) are £40 and Aveli St is £30.
Peter Nasmyth has been visiting the Caucasus for the last 30 years. His many publications on the area include Georgia’s first walking guide, ‘Walking in the Caucasus, Georgia’ (2nd edition, 2013) and the cultural/historical book ‘Georgia, in the Mountains of Poetry,’ (4th edition, 2017). He lives between London and Tbilisi and is currently setting up the National Trust of Georgia.
He generously shares some of his photography with us…