Shabaka are stained glass windows made by national Azerbaijani masters, without glue or nails.[1][2][3]

Shabaka fill walls and window openings of halls and rooms in the Palace of Shaki Khans. Geometric patterns of shabaka-windows harmonize with the general composition of the palace’s façade. Stained-glass windows of central halls and side rooms open on the façade. These stained glass windows are the special feature in the palace’s architecture.[4][5]



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  5. ^ Л. С. Бретеницкий, Б. В. Веймарн. Искусство Азербайджана IV—XVIII веков. — М.: Искусство, 1976.