Along the road from Baku to Sheki by the the village of Jalud 2 of the Oguz region, there is a stretch of the road with about 10-15 tandir ovens built not far from one another.
Here I met Mrs Shafiga Musayeva, a lovely lady, who has been making tandir for 20 years. She is one of many refuges from Kalbajar, an occupied region of Azerbaijan, who has been been relocated to Jalud 2. Her long days at work start by making the dough and firing the oven early in the morning. Wood-fired tandir ovens take a long time to heat, so no sleeping in for the people of this craft.
With the summer heat approaching, baking bread in the tandir oven, which can reach 900 F, becomes a grueling task, but Mr. Shafiga Musayeva with a happy disposition and a smile on her face continues to make the favorite bread of Azerbaijani people.