Unique edition of 'The Knight in the Panther’s Skin'to be displayed in Frankfurt
A unique edition of the famous Georgian poem The Knight in the Panther’s Skin by Shota Rustaveli will be displayed at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 9 October.
The illustrations of the book were provided by Sophio and Tamaz Varvaridze, and the text was handwritten by five of the leading Georgian calligraphers.
The decorative cover, made from silver and more than 20 types of precious stones including pieces of meteorite, is the masterpiece of Georgia’s most well-known sculptor and goldsmith Elguja Amashukeli, known to the world under the brand name Goudji, Agenda.ge reported.
After being displayed at the Frankfurt Book Fair as a unique example of Georgian culture, the edition of the poem will be sent to New York and become a part of the UN’s art collection.