Elmira Mikail Abbasly was born in the historical and architectural center of Baku, now and then better known as the “old city”.
After attending public school she continued her academic studies at the Geographical Faculty of the State University of Azerbaijan
Elmira entered the artistic world of doll creations in 1983 and is now considered as being the main founder of the professional and artistic creations of dolls and miniatures in Azerbaijan.
She was a member of former Union of Artists of USSR, and is today member of the Union of Artists in Azerbaijan and the Union of Professional Artists in Russia.
In 1989 Elmira Abbasly received the Bronze prize in the second International Biennale of Folklore Dolls in Krakow, Poland.
Elmira had her first private exhibition in Helsinki, Finland in 1987, followed up by a second in 2001 in the State Museum named after A. S. Pushkin in Moscow, Russia.
The works of Elmira has gained a large following amongst national as well as international collectors, guests of Azerbaijan and officials of all ranks.
These works can be found in private collections throughout the world in amongst other countries such as Russia, USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Japan, China, Turkey and Malta.
Elmira passes her knowledge and experience on to a number of followers and remain highly active with the continued creation of dolls and complex art miniatures, all of which carry both philosophical and historical significance as well spiritual depth.