Azerbaijan International

Spring 2005 (13.1)

Sofi Hamid

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Within the courtyard of the pir, a line has been suspended between grapevines and the wall near the camel. People tie small strips of cloth to the line to physically represent their problems in life. Women seeking to get pregnant often make a matchbox or a small kerchief and shape it to resemble a baby's cradle and hang it there on the line. Photo: Betty Blair

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