THE ANCIENT ART OF NAKHCHIVAN

Togrul HALİLOV

The article studies the bone development, stone craft and pottery in Nakhchivan. It was detected that bone development and pottery was one of the ancient craftsmanship areas in Nakhchivan. The bone and pottery products differed from one another in their size, shape, ornaments on them, the material they were made of and the technology. The pottery products made by Nakhichivan potters were divided into two groups - welfare and kitchen ceramics. Their similar products can be found in the South Caucasus and the Middle East in the same period, and among the archaeological materials found in the Urmia basin and Eastern Anatolia.

Key Words: Nakhchivan, Bone Development, Hottery, Stone Working