Kartlis Deda mother of Georgia pin

Kartlis Deda mother of Georgia pin

This pin with the inscription ТБИЛИСИ МАТЪ ГРУЗИЯ (Tbilisi Mother Georgia) represents the Mother of Georgia statue in Tbilisi. When I obtained this pin Georgia was part of the Soviet Union, so the inscription was in Russian. The Mother of Georgia is called, in Georgian, Kartlis Deda.

The Kartlis Deda, Mother Georgia is a monumental statue erected on the top of the Sololaki hill in 1958 when Tbilisi celebrated its 1500-year anniversary. The creator of this twenty meter high aluminum figure of a woman in Georgian national dress is the prominent Georgian sculptor Elguja Amashukeli. The statue is said to symbolize 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.

Location: 18-B4

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