“Mother of Georgia” in Tbilisi

“Mother of Georgia” in Tbilisi

Kartlis Deda, designed by sculptor Elguja Amashukeli and erected on the top of Sololaki hill in 1958, the year Tbilisi celebrated its 1500th anniversary.

The 20-meter-tall aluminium statue, wearing Georgian national dress and holding a cup of wine in one hand and a sword in the other has been called the monumental “Mother of Georgia”.

She symbolizes the Georgian national character: in her left hand she holds a bowl of wine to greet those who come as friends, and in her right hand is a sword for those who come as enemies
Kartlis Deda on the top of Sololaki hill / Image: Amos Chapple/RFE/RL

Featured Image: Kartlis Deda or “Mother of Georgia”

Websites: tbilisi.gov.ge

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