What does the military symbol on Georgia’s national rugby jersey mean?
04 February, 2015
What does the military symbol on Georgia’s national rugby jersey mean?
This T-shirt belongs to our national rugby team; on the back an image of vine cane is visible. This beautiful grape vine has a very symbolic and historical meaning,This is Georgia Facebook page reports.

It symbolizes the ancient Georgian military tradition according to which, the warrior before entering what might be a losing battle used to put the vine cane on his back. It was believed that if the warrior could not be buried by his compatriots then he would
serve to nourish his motherland. The enemy would never know that his adversary left a beautiful vineyard behind with his life.

3 years later the flourished vineyard would give the widows a living symbol that their fallen heroes are not completely gone and their souls will eternally be with them.
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