Spring 2002 (10.1)
- Mountain Village
I want to take a "jujum" back
with me to remind me of the very special village - Lahij. It's
located high up in the Caucasus mountains. The people of Lahij
always love tourists; there are lots of workshops and craft shops
where they make 17 different kinds of pots out of copper. You
can buy copper pots, which women actually use to carry water
in on their shoulders. These pots are called "jujum"
and cost about $15. You can buy "jujums" in Baku, but
they're three times as expensive.
There's no hotel in Lahij but you can camp out in an orchard
near the village gates. When the weather is bad, some families
will let you stay in their houses.
When you drive up to Lahij from Baku don't be surprised if cows,
sheep, donkeys and chickens get in your way! Make sure you take
your camera with extra film, a map, a guidebook, jackets, food
and money. On your way there are some amazing sights, especially
the drive along the edge of the mountain cliff. It's the most
Grady Wilson, 9
The International School of Azerbaijan (TISA)
Above: Grady Wilson, 9, writes about his trip
to Lahij, a remote village high in the Caucasus Mountains that
is known for its copperwork.
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