Name: Ziyafat Garagashova
Age: 64
Children: 2 sons and 2 daughters, 9 grandkids
Village: Kosalar, Tetriskaro, Republic of Georgia

Ziyafat, the oldest of eight sisters with no brothers, she jokes that she was such a sweet daughter that her parents were convinced to have as many as possible. While there is little doubt Ziyafat was an adorable baby girl, other factors likely contributed to the long string of girls. In a cultural where sons are highly prized, it is not uncommon to find sibling sets with numerous sisters until the son finally comes. Ziyafat’s parents continued to try for a son, but were solely blessed with additional beautiful daughters.