lineage of silkheritage in Sheki
The intricate kelaghayi headscarf is not only an elegant addition to traditional female attire, but also a symbol of love, beauty, peace and security. Adorned with captivating ornaments, this headscarf embodies the distinctive qualities of folk art, ancient Azerbaijani values and the devotion of Azerbaijani women.
The production process of kelaghayi involves several stages, as it is meticulously crafted from pure silk into a square. Traditionally, men prepare kelaghayi headscarves to express their deep emotions and relationships with women through the language of geometrical patterns and colours.
Although silk craftsmanship is developed in various regions around Azerbaijan, it is no coincidence that Sheki stands out prominently when it comes to this niche. Sheki is the ancient land where the art of kelaghayi has been passed down from generation to generation, and it is also listed on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. When you are in Sheki, visit Sheki Silk Factory to observe the live production process of silk products and soak up the secrets of kelaghayi craftsmanship. You can also visit the workshop of Amiraslan Shamilov on M.A. Rasulzade Avenue to witness the dyeing and decoration process of scarves and learn the intricacies of this craft. Vibrant silk scarves reflecting the beautiful patterns of this rich land are on sale at the kelaghayi store on M. F. Akhundzade Street or the Sheki Silk Factory shop.
For more information:
Sheki Silk Factory
+99455 623 8295
Amiraslan Shamilov's Kelaghayi Workshop
+99450 323 9090