Lahij is a village of a few hundred people in the mountains in northeastern Azerbaijan. I spent a weekend there, taking a break from the hustle and bustle of Baku while I waited to get my visas to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. A center of craftsmen since medieval times, Lahic’s cobblestone streets are lined with copper workshops and other arts and crafts shops. I spent a good part of one afternoon wandering up and down the street, window shopping and watching many of the craftsmen and women (like the woman above) at work.
2 thoughts on “Saturday Scenes: Woman Knitting in Lahij, Azerbaijan”
I really like this photo! I’m a sucker for artisan anything when I travel, and once went 11 hours out of my way in Laos just to visit a village with one-of-a-kind textiles!
I like this column “Saturday Scenes”.
Crafts is the basis from time immemorial as Russia and Asia as a whole in the province.
On the border of Belarus and Ukraine, there is such a town as “Olmany” Альманы.
The main work and activities – collecting cranberries on a swamp.Extreme!
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