The next day, Gaib comes with us as we drive to see the village’s main sites. The first stop is the town’s unique cemetery where each gravestone is topped by a pair of mountain goat horns - locals consider the goats to be sacred. Nearby is the shrine of Qyz Bibi, the pre-Islamic patroness of women and goddess of fertility. People come here from all over the country on pilgrimage especially if they are seeking to conceive a child. They offer up prayers and tie colorful cloths, often in the shape of a cradle, at the small opening of the cave where Qyz Bibi is believed to dwell or on a nearby tree.
The in-laws at the farm