Shakikhanov's house

Shakikhanov's house or Shakikhanov's palace, is a monument of Azerbaijani architecture 18th century, located in the Sheki “Yukhari Bash” State Historical-Architectural Reserve. The structure is a mixture between the standard vernacular of homes in the area and a palace. A two-storied building with a long, rectangular shape is similar to palace buildings, while the interior decorative elements are more in the style of the interior of Sheki houses. Each floor consists of three rooms and two small corridors. The rooms on the first floor have winter halls, where "bukharis" (fireplaces) are placed. The second floor, similar to the first floor, is designed for guests. In the second floor interior, the main flooring is a decorative vine. Rectangular boards cover the walls. Wall painting subjects include Azerbaijani poet Nizami's heroes, "Seven Beauties", "Leyli and Majnun" poems and covered with a very unusual stalactite. Two types of cabinets are used. The ceiling and the cavities of the three walls pass through the shelves. The walls are decorated with frescos (flowers, animal and bird pictures).


Shakikhanov's house

Shaki city, 21 Hikmet Alekberzade Street


20 September - 30 November
1 - 5 M
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