Age: 58 (born 1962)
Village: Kosalar, Republic of Georgia
Aybeniz was born in Kosalar, Georgia the second youngest of six children. She has three sisters and two brothers. Aybeniz learned to weaver from her mother when she was very young. Over the years her parents passed away and all of her siblings moved away either for marriage or work. Aybeniz, alone of her five siblings remained in Kosalar. Women who are never able to marry or are unable to have children occupy one of the lowest casts of Azer society. Somehow, even in a difficult life she is always found with a smile on her face and kindness in her heart.