Souvenirs from Georgia
Ornate and stylized, souvenirs from Georgia reflect the centuries of tradition and effort that are infused in every piece. Cloisonne, a form of enamel applied to gold, is a beautiful and lasting memento. Whether you choose a set of earrings, pendant, or jewelry box, you will find something to delight you for years to come. Silk has existed in the region since the second century, and is woven into beautiful clothing and accessories, embroidered with floral designs and natural motifs. Woven carpets are another ancient art form that is still practiced today. You can see examples that use techniques that are millennia old as you tour the market stalls. Items made from felt, such as bags, toys, coats and tents, are also widely available. If you are looking for something that will fit in your carry-on bag, consider religious icons, nesting dolls, and T-shirts. Refrigerator magnets, key chains and postcards round out our ideas for Georgian souvenirs.
The Georgian Landscapes
Georgia is home to many magnificent natural wonders, full of mountainous peaks and the world's deepest cave. The Krubera Cave is measured at 2,140 meters, and is believed to be even deeper. The highest point in Georgia is Mt. Shkhara, 5,068 meters above sea level. Mt. Janga, the second highest is 5,059 meters. The Lesser Caucasus Mountains, the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range, and the Likhi Range are all found within and crossing the Georgian borders. Over 600 glaciers dot the landscape, providing a white backdrop to the many forests. Hot springs, mineral wells and other geological points of interest indicate the region's volcanic origin. In fact, the Southern Georgia Volcanic Highland has a record of significant earthquake activity. You can find many different types of landscapes in the country's borders, from dry plains to marshy wetlands. There are also temperate rainforests, made of deciduous and conifer trees, creating a myriad of vistas for the eye to enjoy.