The Ceramics of Shäki, Azerbaijan

The Ceramics of Shäki, Azerbaijan




From the Neolithic period to the present day, Asia Minor, including Azerbaijan and Anatolia, has been an important location for ceramics, and many sites hold archaeological value. Ceramics are important for revealing the cultural, sociological and philosophical characteristics of the lives of numerous civilizations who have inhabited these lands over thousands of years. The fact that Anatolia includes the oldest ceramic production centres in the world, and that ancient methods of production are still used in numerous parts of Asia Minor, makes the region a place of special interest.