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The history of Azerbaijan dates back to ancient times. Each year we learn more and more about the country's antiquity, lifestyle and traditions of our ancestors thanks to the work of Azerbaijani archaeologists. One of the monuments of antiquity,...

Azerbaijan cuisine

Since in Azerbaijan there are 9 of 11 existing climatic zones, the nature has clearly taken care of us by providing our country with most diverse and tasteful fruits, vegetables and herbs, which are used in making different meals… A...
Modern-day Baku meets the most exquisite expectations of tourists traveling from various parts of the world with anticipation to see historical monuments and state-of-the-art architectural buildings. The capital of Azerbaijan bears an imprint of cultures and historical events ranging...
Carpet weaving represents one of the most ancient types of Azerbaijan’s applied and decorative arts. It is not by chance that, in 2010, traditional carper weaving of Azerbaijan was included in the UNESCO representative list of intangible cultural heritage...
In Baku, conventional New Year’s celebration has taken place on the 31 December since the old Soviet days. And as such, the New Year holidays are hardly known for an abundance of snowfall or freezing cold weather. Perhaps, this...
indigo dye

Indigo

Indigo is a dyestuff known for its blue hue. The color comes from indigotin, a dye derived from the glucoside indican found in some fifty related plants, mostly in the leaves. Of these, Indigofera tinctoria, native to India, has...

Afro Hairstyle

At the end of the 1950s, a small number of young black female dancers and jazz singers broke with prevailing black community norms and wore unstraightened hair. The hairstyle they wore had no name and when noticed by the...
African American dress intertwines with the history of Africans, who arrived in the Virginia colony in 1619. Within that century, southern codes forced the children of any enslaved woman to remain enslaved for life. West Africans continued to come...
Professional actors and actresses have long fascinated their audiences, but until the twentieth century, they were often associated with licentious sexual behavior, making them problematic role models. Perhaps the first true stage professionals, in the modern sense, were the...
chinese girl in academic dress

Academic Dress

Academic dress is the formal attire worn by students and officials at a commencement or graduation ceremony. The most common styles emulate the everyday clothing worn by scholars at the first universities in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Typically,...