Saturday Scenes: Woman Knitting in Lahij, Azerbaijan

Lahic, Azerbaijan

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”

  1. 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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