Georgian National Agency of Cultural Heritage Protection has conferred the status of an intangible cultural heritage monument to Georgian silk.
Representatives of the agriculture research center and Silk Museum Foundation examined the materials and handed them over to the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Protection. According to the archive materials, the culture and tradition of sericulture, various machineries and natural paints of silk were disseminated in Georgia since 2 century B.C.
“The agriculture research center provides active job for protection and enhancement of the genetic material of mulberry silk and it preserves both modern and foreign species and the 19th century specie bred through folk selection.
Sericulture is one of the leading agricultural fields. For the purpose of revival of the field, the agriculture research center transmits grain and Silkworm to Akhmeta District population. Currently, a special commission operates at the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment Protection, which studies sericulture perspectives”, the Agency representatives noted.