Sheki, an ancient Silk Road city of 68,000 in northwest Azerbaijan, is well known for its various handicrafts. In 2017, it was included in the UNESCO Creative Cities network for crafts and folk art. In this video, join Visions on a walk through picturesque Sheki to discover its specialties (confectioneries making halva; handicrafts like tekelduz, hat making, and shebeke; antiques; and national music). Then get a taste of Sheki’s unique local humour to see if it strikes your funny bone.
Sheki from Top to Bottom
TravelDec 28, 2017
Mingling Faiths: Kurmukoba/Giorgoba in Qakh
In November 2017, Visions travelled to the ethnically diverse region of Qakh in northwest Azerbaijan, close to the Georgian border, to experience an unusual multi-faith religious celebration called Kurmukoba or Giorgoba. In this video, we explore this enigmatic holiday.