Liana Patarava was born in 1963 in Ozurgeti, a town in the Guria region, a beautiful mountainous region in western Georgia. She graduated in economics from the Tbilisi State University. She is married and has three children and two grandchildren. She loves art, poetry and writing and also has a musical education: her instrument is violin. In the field of art she has dedicated herself to an ancient and noble technique of gold and jewelery, the cloisonné enamel decoration, widely practiced in Georgia since the early Middle Ages, and has also participated in some shows. However, she also likes less sophisticated manual work, such as knitting and embroidery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liana Patarava has lent her voice to Francesca da Rimini and read the relevant verses (88-142) in the Georgian translation of Konstantin Gamsachurdia.

To listen to this reading click here below:

 

In order to read the verses while you are listening to the reading, click here and operate the audio file from the text page.

In order to read the Georgian verses in Latin transcription while you are listening to the reading, click here and operate the audio file from the text page.

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Landscape of Guria, the beautiful mountainous region of western Georgia