The Taftali Mosque (Peja)

Status

Type of Protection: Inventorised Date of Protection:

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: Tetor 2012

History

Tahtali Xhamia The Taftali Mosque is located in the neighborhood called the Sahat Kulla of Peja, that was built in 1587. The mosque was named after the Turkish word "Taft" which means wood, because in the beginning it was entirely made of wood. But in later years, there was a reconstruction carried out. The mosque is built on rectangular base with wood construction, and combined walls with stones and bricks coated with mortar. In functional terms, the mosque is characterized with simple scheme consisting of the prayer hall, porch and the minaret. Inside the mosque, characteristic is the mahvil on the entrance gate and on the wooden ceiling. The mahvil is made from wood, simple, and has a fence without any special aesthetic treatment. The symmetry of mahvil is emphasized from the output of a rectangular surface, as a kind of balcony from the midst of the construction. The ceiling is decorated with geometric shapes and texts from the Koran. The mosque is characterized by a local architecture, with inside writings covered with a hipped roof with tiles. The construction did not change in appearance and as much as we have information’s there was no change in the function as well. In 1999 the mosque was looted and demolished internally. The exterior walls and the minaret were damaged by artillery missiles. The mosque was restored in 2010, it is in good condition and it is used.

References

Unique number: 001144

Name: The Taftali Mosque

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Pejë

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Peja

City/Village: City-Village: Peja

Locality: Peja

Postal Code: 30000

Name of Street: Rr.ish Dosijevska

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Ottoman

Century: 16th

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