Georgian Costumes Featured on Google’s We Wear Culture Project

Georgian costumes from Art Palace (Georgian State Museum of Theater, Music, Film and Choreography) now form part of Google’s 'We Wear Culture' project. A virtual collection showcasing Queen Tamar’s ceremonial dress; Georgian “Samaya” dance costumes; Queen Tekle and King Luarsab costumes from the Georgian historic film Giorgi Saakadze; and Keto’s dress from the first Georgian musical movie“Keto and Kote”, are among the 30 unique exhibits featured. Georgia is the first in the Caucasus region to participate in the project among the forty countries around the world.

“This is the first time ever that Georgian historic costumes, as well as the collection from our museum, have been part of such a big and important project, which means that the Georgian national costume transcends the national level and truly becomes a part of world cultural heritage,” said Giorgi Kalandia, Art Palace Director.

Apart from Georgian costume collection, The Google Arts and Culture platform also showcases the works of famous Georgian artists such as Petre Otskheli, Giorgi Gabashvili, Joseb Sumbatashvili, Sergo Kobuladze, David Kakabadze and others, as a part of a virtual tour of the Art Palace museum.

Nino Gugunishvili

31 July 2017 12:51