The Masjid (tekke) of ShehDanjolli (Gjakova)

Status

Type of Protection: Permanent protection Date of Protection: 15.05.1978 nr.02-217

History

The building is located on the main street at the entrance of the town coming from Peja. The Tekke was built by Sheh Danjolli, a name by which the Tekke is still known. It was built in 19th century. The Tekke is a sacred Islamic building and belongs to Rufai order. The building is made of the Ritual Hall (Samahane), a place reserved for worship (ziqer) where dervishes gather for ceremonies, a shrine surrounded by tombs of prominent national figures and other personalities of the order. The Samahane has a square base; and a decorated interior with geometric mural paintings and Quran citations - these decorations date back to the building period. Supporting walls of the building are arched; made of bricks, adobe bricks, lime mortar, clay mortar and covered with traditional roof tiles.

References

Unique number: 000748

Name: The Masjid (tekke) of ShehDanjolli

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Gjakovë

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Gjakova

City/Village: Gjakova

Locality: Local Community no. 1 - “Qerim’s Quarter”

Postal Code: 50000

Name of Street: Nënë Tereza

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Ottoman

Century: 19th

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