Baku

Top 5 Traditional Souvenirs from Baku

21 May 2019
Baku is an attractive touristic destination mainly because it's a rare and unusual mixture of Eastern and Western culture, of ancient mysticism and modern urban environment. Here are some of the best souvenirs to take back home with you, which represent the unique spirit of this place.

Armudu Glass

Tea serving and tea drinking are a considerable part of Azeri's culture. One of the most iconic gifts you can buy from Baku is an Armudu - a traditional pear-shaped teacup, made of glass, porcelain or metal.

Kelaghayi

This is a traditional Azeri headscarf for women. It's an integral part of the women’s national costume, and it's also an exceptional thing to give to yourself or to a woman you value.

Azerbaijanian jewelry

Metal laces, ornaments of mixed precious metals - Azeris have a few distinguished jewelry making techniques which produce real pieces of art.

Chirag

This is a very popular ceramic souvenir from Azerbaijan. It has the shape of an oil lamp, which was used on this territory back in the Middle Ages. It also symbolizes fire - another typical thing to remember from "The Land of fire."

Carpet

This is a crazy option for a souvenir, but why not. It doesn't even need to be a full-sized one. Carpet weaving is something Azeris are world-known for. The country has seven different carpet producing regions and Baku is one of them. One of the best places to find a traditional carpet in Baku is definitely the Old City, where there are plenty of excellent shops.

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