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17 March 2020

Stained Glass from Friday Mosque, Ordubad

Azerbaijan: Azerbaijani Stained Glass, 17 March 2020. Images from Colnect.

Technical Specifications:

Issued on: 2020-03-17
Size: 18 x 18.5 mm
Colors: Multicolor
Emission: Definitive
Perforation: 13 x 13¼
Printing: Offset lithography
Face value: 0.20 m. (Azerbaijani manat)
Printed in sheets of 80

Technical Specifications:

Issued on: 2020-03-17
Size: 18 x 26 mm
Colors: Multicolor
Emission: Definitive
Perforation: 13 x 13¼
Printing: Offset lithography
Face value: 0.30 m.
Printed in sheets of 50

Issued on: 2020-03-17
Size: 18 x 26 mm
Colors: Multicolor
Emission: Definitive
Perforation: 13 x 13¼
Printing: Offset lithography
Face value: 0.50 m.
Printed in sheets of 50

The tradition of stained glass has been protected and cultivated in the Azerbaijani city of Sheki for centuries, but is facing fierce competition from new manufacturing technologies.

Until this day, local craftsmen order glass from Venice, which is then fitted together by hand with pieces of wood from the plane tree that have been prepared by a special boiling method to ensure quality and durability.

Ornate and complex in design, it can take even the most skilled craftsmen up to six months to completely assemble a stained glass door or window. What makes the art form even more impressive is the fact that the stained glass tradition of Azerbaijan does not allow for the use of glue or nails, as is commonly practiced in other variations of the art form.

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