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In the Azerbaijani village of Lahij .. Explore the traditional copper craft
30/Aug/2018
When you walk through the streets of Lahij village and its stone houses with wooden doors, you will surely hear the hammer and anvil echo, which is evidence that their old copper craft is still alive. The village of Lahij is located in the Ismaili region of northern Azerbaijan. It is located on the banks of the river "Gerdimanshai" at an altitude of 1,200 meters above sea level. In this village there is an ethnic group called "Tat". Like many other Azerbaijani regions, this village has its own legend. It is said that the Monomakh hat worn by the Russian tsars for centuries was made in a blaze. This is not surprising, as this village is known for skilled craftsmen who know their craftsmanship and their copper handicrafts. From this village, you can get authentic handicrafts, as village artisans decorate their works with designs that reflect their traditional values. Lahij is best known for making knives and copper vessels decorated with various patterns and designs. Many Azerbaijani people come to this village to buy copper tools for daily use. This craft is inherited from parents and grandparents, and is an essential part of the identity of the Lahijis, providing a deep sense of pride. The copper craft is listed in the village of Lahij as part of UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage List.