Georgia is a country of handmade items, be it different accessories, shoes, or clothes made from textile, leather, or even knitted or carved out of wood. Depending on what you are looking for, you can always find something that suits your taste and style. And if you are after truly rare and authentic Georgian souvenirs and accessories, check out Cosmo company offering one-of-a-kind items.
In This Post:
1. Why Cosmo?
2. Unique Cosmo bags with traditional ornaments
3. Can Cosmo customize your order?
4. Where to buy Cosmo bags and accessories
Back in 2015, Cosmo started as a hobby of Sophi Mukhilishvili and Tamo Aptsiauri. Our first products were simple beads, necklaces, and straps for sunglasses sold via Facebook. From the revenue and a capital of 600 GEL, We opened the first shop on top of Varketili Metro in 2016. Throughout Our journey, Cosmo has developed into one of the biggest handmade accessory companies in the country.
COSMO offers so many choices of all the different products and color combinations that your head might spin. Here, you can find a wide array of earrings, bracelets, rings, pins, wallets, bags; you name it!. And the majority of our product is made from natural and seude leather.
One of the main priorities is high quality, customer-oriented production, incorporating traditional elements and evolvement over the years. They are dedicated to what we create, with an increased sense of responsibility towards our customers. Each item we make goes over several stages of testing, which can take anywhere from six months to a year until it sees the light and hits the shelves!
Our new campaign #გააცოცხლეისტორია or #revivethehistory focuses on incorporating traditional Georgian ornaments in our designs. COSMO have acquired a collaboration with a researcher and a professor at Tbilisi State Academy. The latter gave us rights for using the digital versions of these ornaments she revives for her students. These ornaments come from churches, textile, bridle, saddle, or a crown to name a few. And to top it off, we use Georgian, local walnut wood details for uniqueness and authenticity.
This campaign also revived old Georgian alphabets to create bags and rings based on different letters.
The shape, size, and design distinguish the products of Cosmo. While the choice is vast, here are some of the top picks if you are looking for authentic Georgian accessories or souvenirs:
King Tamara’s Crown: King Tamara was the only female ruler of the country back in the 12–13th centuries and was titled as a King instead of a Queen. Inspired by her crown, this natural leather handbag is a new collection of Cosmo, where the ornament duplicates the form of the crown. The bag, offered in different colours, also has another traditional Georgian decoration carved on the wood.
Chokhcha: chokha is a traditional male woolen coat worn in the Caucasus region. People widely used it from the 9th century till the early 20th. And when the Soviets rules the area, the usage of chokha declined. Today, it’s mainly used for festive and ceremonial occasions.
Chokhcha bags come in different materials, colors, and shapes. There are fanny packs as well as shoulder handbags. Moreover, these design is registered at the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia, Sakpatenti, as having a rare design with no replica elsewhere in the world.
Tani and Doni: these are old Georgian alphabet letters “t” and “d.” Made from natural leather materials, Tani can be used as a clutch and a shoulder bag, while Doni is a refined version of a fanny pack and a waist bag, that perfectly suits sophisticated and businesswomen style.
Woodle: probably one of the most widely sold bags at Cosmo, Woodle is a classic featuring 11th-century ornament found in Mestia on its sides. And like any other product, it’s made from natural leather and comes in different colors.
Depending on what kind of accessory you are interested in, COSMO customize it for you. However, to have an idea, we can make customised engravings on leather wallets and paintings on the wooden detail of our hand painted bags. The best way is to contact us directly and tell what you are looking for. Our staff is amicable and eager to full fill your wishes as much as they can.
If you are already in Georgia, Cosmo has several stands in the major shopping malls in Tbilisi, including City Mall and its branches, stands at East Point, a workshop at 300 Aragveli metro stop, and a showroom at City Mall Saburtalo.