Carpet shopping

Some things I saw on a casual Saturday in Tbilisi, accompanying two Swedish visitors as they shopped for Georgian carpets in the Old City.

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A message next to the church.

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“I would invite you to stop by for a drink, but I’m afraid you’ll say yes.”

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26 comments

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  2. Lovely pics! I did something similar in Tunisia years ago and walked away with a small-ish carpet for £350. I’m sure I got ripped off but it’s still as vibrant today as it was the day I saw it – and I love it! Any mint tea offerings here or apple tea or any of those fun carpet seller techniques to woo the buyer? 🙂

    • No, though I did experience plenty of that in Turkey! Georgians are not keen salespeople, by design. I think they view it as being opportunistic and stingy. So instead, you get lukewarm service, but good prices. I think my friends managed to walk away with something for about $350.

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