• Shepherd on the way to the village. Xinaliq, July 2009
  • View of the village, wedding tents spread in lower Xinaliq. July 2009
  • Family eating dinner at home. Xinaliq village. July 2009
  • Brightly painted interior of a typical home in Xinaliq village. July 2009
  • Family at the doorstep of their home. Xinaliq village. July 2009
  • Bride's family at home, opening
  • Bride in the bedroom. Xinaliq village. July 2009
  • Relatives putting silk on the groom's neck to congratulate him with the marriage. The groom is the center of attention during the wedding, music and dance happens around him, while the bride waits inside the home to be brought out for a brief moment. Xinaliq village. July 2009
  • Wedding musicians by the tent. Xinaliq village. July 2009
  • Girl inside a dowry room. Woodens chests are decorated to store dowry of the bride.
  • Relative of the bride breastfeeding in a quiet room. Fruit is prepared to be laid out for guests. Xinaliq village. July 2009
  • Sisters boiling chickpeas for Tikya Bozbash, a meal of mutton, potatos and vegetables cooked in a broth to be served for the wedding guests. Xinaliq village. July 2009
  • Women making Kelem Dolmasi for the wedding guests. A dish of minced mutton wrapped in cabbage leaves. The village diet mostly consists of mutton based meals. Xinaliq, July 2009
  • Women making Kelem Dolmasi for the wedding guests. A dish of minced mutton wrapped in cabbage leaves. The village diet mostly consists of mutton based meals. Xinaliq, July 2009
  • Men eating lamb kebabs inside the wedding tent. Women and men are separated during the wedding meal. Xinaliq village. July 2009
  • While tents are traditionally set up for men, women tend to eat the wedding meal inside the homes. Xinaliq village. July 2009
  • Boys playing in the hills surrounding the village. Xinaliq. July 2009
  • Sisters in law. Xinaliq village. July 2009
  • Grandmother and grandson at home. Poster of Azerbaijan's former president Heydar Aliyev on display. Xinaliq village. July 2009