Chvana mosque is the center of a courtyard complex that also includes a large minaret, a madrasa, and a covered outdoor fountain for ablutions (in the site plan, the red octagonal building at left). A 1997 renovation covered any surviving murals in new paneling or sponge painting, but the original dome—with its grapevines and roses strikingly reminiscent of European interior decor remains untouched. The fountain (built in 1905 is protected by a domed enclosure decorated in the same style as the mosque—but greater exposure to the elements and renovations using contemporary synthetic materials have caused extensive paint peeling.
DISTRICT : Shuakhevi
LOCATION : 41°40'36.1"N 42°09'41.3"E
POPULATION : 328
CONSTRUCTION DATE : 1894-1895 (hijra 1312)
RENOVATION DATE(S) : 1995
ARCHITECT : Unknown
MINARET : Yes