Bracelet decorated with a sterling silver plate, embellished with enamel patterns in white, blue and shades of purple.
The bracelet is a piece of Georgian cloisonné enamel jewelry, made by artist Ana Chkareuli.
The 2008 war in Georgia shattered everything Ana had built in Akhalgori. 33 years old at the time, she had to leave behind the place where she had received education, started a family and made plenty of memories. But with three children, there was no time to panic. Even through adjusting to life in Tserovani's IDP (Internally Displaced People) Settlement was difficult, comfort was found in the familiar faces around them.
In Tserovani, Ana dedicated all her time to taking care of the family and its new addition, born shortly after arriving. As her children grew older, Ana ventured into the job market, which proved difficult. In her search, Ana found Ikorta's newly launched social enterprise, which has come to play an important part in her life. With the support of her family, Ana has now been working as an artist at Ikorta, her 'second family', for two years.
The social enterprise Ikorta was founded in 2012 by the Non Governmental Organisation For Better Future, that operates in the Tserovani IDP Settlement. Because of the Russo-Georgian war in 2008, there are hundreds of internally displaced people in Georgia, most of which are settled in Tserovani.
Ikorta offers professional development and employment opportunities for individuals who reside in the settlement. Using traditional Georgian techniques, the enterprise offers its customers a wide range of handcrafted items.The social enamel jewelry enterprise reinvests the profits from sales into programming for youth and women in the settlement.