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Small but mighty: domestic life in the village of Lahij

Updated: Nov 22

A home to less than 1000 people, Lahij is a small village located in the Ismayilli district in Azerbaijan. Famous for copper craftsmanship and a rich cultural heritage, Lahij is also often associated with representing the pre-Islamic faith, called Zoroastrianism - the religion that dominated Azerbaijan up until 650 AD.


Below is a glimpse of domestic life in Lahij as we know it today. The many Quran books on a single shelf, a ball of yarn and the old-school tools used to make women's traditional silk headscarves (bottom right slide) are just a fraction of the ways history is kept alive in the small but mighty Lahij.



Photo credits: Meltem Orujova, @meltemorujova on Instagram.


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