village Nic in Gabala, Azerbaijan

Udins

The settlement Nijh is located in 40 km to the South – West from the regional center Gabala. About 4000 representatives of the Udin ethnos live in this habitation. The first authentic data about the Udins appeared 2.500 years ago. Herodot, the ancient Greek author of the V-th century B.C., tells in his “History” about […]

Frequently asked questions about Azerbaijan Republic

Azerbaijan is a Muslim country. What attitude to the representatives of other confessions? Azerbaijan is a Muslim country, but more than tolerant towards other religions, nationalities and cultures. Orthodox churches, Catholic church, parish and synagogues are operating in Baku city and in the regions of the country. On June 10, 2012 a monument to Roman […]

Azerbaijan Airlines

Azerbaijan Airlines (Azərbaycan Hava Yolları), also known as AZAL, is the flag carrier of Azerbaijan, as well as the largest airline. Based in Heydar Aliyev International Airport (Baku). Azerbaijan Airlines is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Azerbaijan Airlines is certified with the 4-Star Airline Rating for the Quality of its Onboard […]

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Summer in the capital

The capital of Azerbaijan – Baku has attractive summer in many respects. The city is surrounded by numerous resorts and beach zones: Mardakan, Zagulba, Bilgah, Buzovna, Nardaran, Shih, Novkhani, Pirshagi, Dyubandy, etc., where the luxury hotels have recently built, and private beaches have opened and the service is provided by modern standards. Today hotels such […]

Naftalan Oil

What is Naftalan? As in the resort in the wellness center “The Miracle of Naftalan” basic medical factor – naftalan oil which has no analogues in the world. Naftalan oil – a thick, black – brown liquid with a specific, aromatic odor. Naftalan has high viscosity, acidic, high specific gravity (0.91 – 0.96), high boiling […]

Carpet Museum – Carpet making and archaeological findings

The video block is a travel to the Neolithic Age and shows the development history of carpet making and its technology. Bronze, bone, delft, wooden and metal spindles, needles, havas (hava- tool used in carpet making) and other tools found in Gobustan, Babadervish, Karabakh and other regions of the country, prove that the carpet making […]

Copper products: Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

Fire, metal, human hands and a human’s inner world – these form the basis of all copper products created in the craftsmanship center of Azerbaijan, beautiful Lahij village, the State Historical and Cultural Reserve of the country. The village is located in the foothills area of Greater Caucasus Mountain Range. In mid XIX century, more […]

Yer hanası: Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

Horizontal-shaped yer hanasi is one of the most ancient tools of carpet making. Pileless carpets were weaved by means of it. It consist of nine parts: strike tool called “sword”, transverse roller, rod “mikcha”, “verengelan”, “guju” stick, arms called “chatma”, hanging threads, mouth rod and cross rod. Every part of “yer hanasi” plays its own […]

Bride`s “Gerdek” : Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

After the wedding ceremony, the bride is being brought into the room prepared for her, which is paved with her handmade carpets that she has depicted all her feelings and wishes on, and decorated with shelf cover, small mattresses, table cover, metal products and pottery. “Gerdek” consists of kilim which is a pileless rug distinguished […]