A craftsman from Masalli
Seyfaddin Azizov was born in the village of Arkivan in the Masalli region of Azerbaijan. He learned the craft of making chests from his father:
‘I’ve been making chests for 15 years. At first my father and I worked together. Now I work on my own, independently. In a day I can make one or two chests.’
The price of the chests depends on their size, ranging from 10 AZN ($6) to as high as 70 AZN ($41) . Seyfaddin says that most orders come from the neighboring villages and regions.
‘We buy ready-made wooden boards. One cubic meter of boards costs 300 AZN ($177). One cubic meter can produce about 10 to 12 chests.’
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