Traditional Adjara embroidary has been granted the status of an intangible monument.
By the initiative of Adjara Cultural Heritage Preservation Agency and in accordance with the decision N 02/73 02.11.2020 by the General Director of LEPL National Agency for Cultural Heritage Preservation Agency of Georgia the tradidional Adjara embroidary has been granted the status of an intangible monument.
In Georgia, including Adjara, handicrafts have traditionally been of great importance.
Embroidary in Adjara was an essential part of the bride s wedding. Embroidary traditions in Adjara date back to ancient times and are an integral part of traditional culture. Adjara embroidary is characterised by ornament and story variety. Animal, plant and anthropomorphic species were mainly characteristic Geometric shapes are also found. Adjara embroidary is sought in close parallels with artistic-symbolic forms in Georgia church embroidary. These are: a cross, a star, a rhombus embroidered with a cross or birds in rhombus, pisces, symbols of the sun deers, cloves and quadrangular plant ornaments of particular interest are the options for conveying the life tree theme forms.