Sheki Khans Palace
Azerbaijan, Shaki

The palace of Sheki khans was put into use in 1761-1762. during the reign of the grandson of the founder of the first Azerbaijani Khanate, Haji Celebi Huseyn Khan. Due to the fact that Huseyn Khan wrote poetry under the pseudonym "Mushtag", in some sources this palace is also noted as "Mushtag saray."
Khans Palace - two-story, consists of six rooms, 4 corridors, two mirror balconies. The main facade of the building consists of stained glass windows and doors that have no analogues in the world, divided into tiny geometric shapes, the wooden parts of which are filled with multi-colored glass. Each square meter of stained-glass windows on average consists of 5000, and in difficult places - from 1400 wooden and glass stained-glass windows. In the construction of the building, neither nails nor glue were used, parts of wood and glass were blown into each other.
The ornament of the palace walls, the breadth of the racks, patterned stained-glass windows, various patterns, burned with hot iron, etc. captivate the eyes of visitors. Inside the building, a large place is given to geometric patterns, images of vegetation, birds and plot images, scenes of struggle and hunting. Exquisitely constructed mirrored fireplaces are examples of art.
Considering the richness of patterns, color shades, carvings, compositions - you admire the craftsmanship, taste and work of ancient peoples. The world famous Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet, examining the palace, wrote: "If there were no other structures in Azerbaijan, only the palace of Sheki khans would be enough to show it to the world."

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