At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi Fall 2017, cozy sweaters and dresses made an appearance at almost every show.Standouts included veteran designer Tamuna Ingorokva’s black mohair with fat cylindrical arms, a cocoon of frothy fuzz.So, why is Georgian knitwear some of the best in the market?Knitting has long been a part of the country’s cultural DNA, dating back in Georgia and other Caucasus regions to around 4,000 and 3,000 B. Tbilisi Fashion Week’s founder Sofia Tchkonia describes Georgian knitwear as “the Missoni of the mountains.” “It was always quite good in Georgia,” she says. Also, in national costume, we have a lot of knitwear.” Then during the Soviet Union days, knitting became especially popular due to scarcity.Dating back 13,300 and 9,700 years respectively, the remains enabled the scientists to discover the previously unknown fourth component in the DNA of the ancient hunter-gatherers who migrated to Europe around 5,000 years ago.Previously only three links of the lineage were known: early hunter-gatherer groups migrating to the continent from Africa 45,000 years ago, agricultural migrants from the Levant and the northern Eurasian herding tribes called the Yamnaia.Our conference room is possibly the most pleasant in Tbilisi with large windows overlooking the tops of acacia trees, a balcony and terrace with a very nice view.
Scientists have discovered a previously missing piece of European lineage after successfully analysing remains of two ancient individuals found in western Georgia.
The archaeologists’ full report was released yesterday in the latest magazine, which revealed the huge importance of the finding.
The discovery was made after geneticists successfully completed DNA sequencing – the process of determining succession of genes – from the remains discovered in the Kotias Klde rock shelter and the Satsurblia Cave sites.
The remains were discovered at Paleolithic sites in western Georgia where Georgian National Museum’s international expedition headed by Tengiz Meshveliani was carrying out archaeological work.
15th May 2017 Now reachable with new direct flights from London, the charming Georgian capital, Tbilisi, offers a hidden treat at every turn, as well as great food, wine and friendly locals.