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Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

No, not really. Lots of wine. Hand-knitted (and itchy) wool socks. Some people buy local art. It's inexpensive and easy to get things framed, so we've picked up some posters and pictures. - Apr 10, 2017
Local art is unique and everywhere. - May 1, 2016
Wine, great food, sheeps skins, cool hats, wooden spoons, Svan salt, and cool paintings - Jul 17, 2014
Exploring the rural areas of Georgia! Travel is the best way to spend money here. There is little of interest to buy, though there are some interesting antiques and artwork at the Dry Bridge Market. Sampling the many varieties of wine is also a good option; many people in villages make their own wine, some of which is very good. - Oct 31, 2011
Nothing great to buy here. - Sep 24, 2011
Nothing here is unique. - Apr 27, 2011
Carpets from the North and South Caucasus. Wine, jewelry and art. - Jun 9, 2010
Georgian wine is good, artwork isn't too bad. - Oct 12, 2009
If you like oil paintings you can find some gems. Just start looking at the beginning of your tour to determine your taste. You can even have some pieces commissioned. Rugs are decent but aren't as cheap as in Baku, Istanbul. You can spend money on flights out of the city as they are pricey. Travel, travel, travel as much as possible. - Jan 27, 2009