Metal Graphics

The work of arts made of metal mined in Nakhichevan, Mingechevir, Gedebey, Gazakh, Ganja and other regions are 5000 years old. Kitchen utensils, weapons and samples of accessories found in this areas should not only be treated as a historical fact, but also as an important source which give important information about mastership of the craftsman.Forging, Garasavad, Shebeke, Khatemkarlig and Minachilig are different styles of the Azebaijani Metal Graphics.

Traditional Bedouin crafts jewellery

Traditionally, Bedouin jewellery (pictured) is made of silver, usually studded with amber, coral, agate, cornelian, pearls or turquoise. Most pieces are large and dramatic. Necklaces and pendants characteristically feature silver bells, balls, coloured beads, coins and links of intricate chainmail mesh. Bracelets and anklets are chunky and heavy, some weighing as much as 200 grams. Their surface is usually embossed with calligraphy and can be left unadorned or set with semiprecious stones.

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