carpet weavingin Guba
Along with its beautiful nature and magnificent mountains, Guba is an ancient city with colourful traditions. People here have been weaving carpets since time immemorial, which you can learn about from local weavers at several carpet factories open to curious visitors. Over 30 types of carpet are woven, traditionally by women, in villages such as Pirebedil, Devechi, Gonagkend, Zeiwa and Garagashli, as well as the neighbouring region of Gusar.
What's more, each village’s carpets have their own characteristics, for example carpets woven in Pirebedil are famous for their elaborate floral designs on blue or ivory backgrounds, while those woven in Gonagkend often have a central medallion, and those called ‘Butali’ usually feature buta elements, representing fire. One great way to experience these age-old traditions is by booking a masterclass through private guides or the Guba Destination Management Organisation.