The Khinalig people, who have maintained their ancient customs and traditions, hold their weddings and other ceremonies as they did in the past. The Khinalig people have rich traditions related to rain, agriculture, some domestic animals, weddings, funerals and observation of heavenly bodies. Their customs and traditions, which form part of their lifestyle, are based on the elements and their interpretation. Woolen shawls woven in Khinalig, where weaving has historically been widespread, used to be famous in Guba district and were used in surrounding villages for weaving clothes. Coats woven from woolen shawls used to serve as national costume for wealthy villagers. Wool is used for making textile clothing, especially colored socks. These socks resemble minicarpets. It is impossible to spend the winter without these socks. The main business of Khinalig residents is to pick and dry plants and grasses which they use in their cuisine and sell to visitors. A tribalcommunal system existed here until the middle of the 20th century. There were four tribes with different administrative systems here. Each of them had its own cemetery, quarter, mosque and shrine. The quarter sometimes played the role of an administrative unit. Each quarter had its own elders, graveyards and shrines. Some quarters were named after older tribes that settled there in the past.