Born in Pshavi,1 Tamar moved with her family to Kvemo Kedi as a child.
In the Shiraki Valley on the border of Azerbaijan, Kvemo Kedi was settled by Pshavs in the beginning of the 20th century when the highlanders were encouraged to move to the plains, where they were given land and opportunity.
Tamar attended school in Kvemo Kedi, married, and raised two sons and a daughter. She was known locally for her powerful voice and her renditions of songs from the mountains of her homeland.
Tamar passed away in June of 2012, and is survived by her husband and children.
1A highland in northeast Georgia. Read more about Pshavi.