Chaganava Studio

30 years of work in the art of Georgian calligraphy

Levan Chaganava is a Georgian calligrapher, graphic and web designer, font designer, musician and composer.

He is one of the Georgian calligraphers who explored and revived the ancient manuscript traditions of his country, created modern methods and directions in this field.

As a founder and chairperson of the Painter-Calligrapher's Union of Georgia (Since 2010), Levan attracts young talents to the calligraphy art to help them become professionals. He carries out local and international projects, conducts workshops and holds exhibitions.

Exclusive Handmade books in picture frames

Copies of handwritten books printed at home, hand-bound, with original paintings on the covers of each book.

Poems by Vazha-Pshavela: "Host and Guest", "Hunter", "Old Man's Story", "The Will of Aunt", "Ilo".

Sizes of the books: A4 (21/29.7 cm), in frames: 29.5/38.5 cm.

Handwritten Books

"Host and Guest" (2009) Poem by Vazha-Pshavela

Georgian manuscript with ornaments and miniatures. 32 pages. Paraffin processed paper. Size: A4 (21/29.7 cm), (ink, tempera). Illustrations made with the assistance of Ketevan Kavazauri.

"The Will of Aunt" (2011) Poem by Vazha-Pshavela

Georgian manuscript with ornaments and miniatures. 9 pages. Size: A4 (21/29.7 cm), (ink, tempera).

"Old Man's Story" (2011) Poem by Vazha-Pshavela

Georgian manuscript with ornaments and miniatures. 11 pages. Size: A4 (21/29.7 cm), (ink, tempera).

"Ilo" (2011) Poem by Vazha-Pshavela

Georgian manuscript with ornaments and miniatures. 10 pages. Size: A4 (21/29.7 cm), (ink, tempera).

"Hunter" (2011) Poem by Vazha-Pshavela

Georgian manuscript with ornaments and miniatures. 10 pages. Size: A4 (21/29.7 cm), (ink, tempera). Illustrations by Ketevan Kavazauri.

"Life of St. Anthony of Martkopi, the Stylite" (2010)

Georgian manuscript with ornaments and miniatures. 24 pages. Size: 15/21 cm), (ink, tempera).

"Nine Kola Martyrs" (2009)

Georgian manuscript with ornaments and miniatures. 16 pages. Size: 15/21cm (ink, tempera) Illustrations by Lasha Kintsurashvili.

Orthodox Prayers - 3 books (2010)

Georgian manuscript with ornaments. 340 pages. Size: 10/15cm (ink, tempera). Illustrations made with the assistance of Ketevan Kavazauri.

Orthodox Prayers (1991)

Georgian manuscript with ornaments. 64 pages. Leather-bound. Size: 10/14cm (ink, tempera).

"Abdulmesiani" (1991)

Georgian manuscript 108 pages. Paraffin processed paper. Leather-bound with gilded metal decor on front. Size: 16.5/17cm (ink, tempera).

"Nine Kola Martyrs" (1990)

Georgian manuscript with ornaments and miniatures. 20 pages. Paraffin processed paper. Leather-bound. Size: 15/21cm (ink, tempera).

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