Mariam was born in 1936 in Pshavi1 and married into a neighboring valley in the village Kvemo Art’ani, which sits along the peaceful Iori River.
While in the 1960’s Kvemo Art’ani was teeming with life, today its houses are mostly empty. It is a beautiful part of the country and crowning the river valley, amidst rolling hills, is a view of the Pshavi highlands of Mariam’s childhood.
To hear another artist from Kvemo Art’ani, visit the page of Leila Lachishvili.
1A highland in northeastern Georgia. Read more about Pshavi here.