A few years ago, the Qvevri (a large, clay Amphora-like vessel) was recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage and added to the list of protected heritage, which can be considered as a world recognition of Georgian Pottery. The village of Tkemlovana has been famous for pottery making since ancient times. The development of pottery in this village is mainly due to the fact that the clay extracted here is the highest quality and is also ideal for making wine vessels. That is why you will meet Qvevri made in Tkemlovana not only in the Imereti region and other parts of Georgia, but also in foreign countries. While visiting Tkemlovana, you can see the works of local craftsmen, get acquainted with the technology of making Qvevri and take part in a master class of making pottery.
Pottery making and Qvevri in the village of Tkemlovana
A village of Tkemlovana, Chiatura municipality