STOVE-FYRRIN

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On the streets, entrances to houses, everywhere in Tekali, you  come across a clumsy structure. This is a stove - firryn. It is difficult for a person to realize what this construction is, when he sees it for the first time.

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KHANKYAL

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People in Tekali are used to saying  “Khankyal - ankyal” which means  “ khankyal is a problem”. In Tekali making khankyali is not a simple cooking process, it is a whole ritual.

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GOCH AND WOLVES

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It is difficult to determine the age of Tekali. This place bears traces of ancient history. It has ancient tomb sculptures in the form of sheep (Aries). Local people call them goch. This is what  Salman, a dweller of the village, studying local history, told us about goches:

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NOVRUZ - NEW YEAR

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Novruz, the Muslim New Year, is celebrated in the spring on March 21.
This day was not randomly selected. On  March 21, the duration of the day and night are equal, which symbolizes the revival of nature, when the New Year starts its new life-circle.

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THE RURAL ASHIK

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As in many Azerbaijani villages, ashiks live in Tekali. Ashiks are professional musicians and performers of folk melodies. We met with Ashik Namik at his house. The Ashik met us at the doorstep of his home with a saz in his hands.

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