INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL HUMANITIES SCIENCES RESEARCH (JSHSR)

Abstract


ILLUSTRATED ORNAMENTS AT SHEIKH HASAN HALVETİ LODGE IN BERAT

Berat is one of the richest Balkan cities in terms of architectural works built during the Ottoman Period. Sheikh Hasan Halveti Lodge is one of the few structures that are extant in the city surviving until now.

It is located in the eastern part of the yard in which Sultan Beyazid Mosque and Haci Sinan Madrasa are located in Mangalem Subdistrict in the city center. The ornaments in the Sheikh Hasan Halveti Lodge were made by applying chiseling, relief, and carving methods on stone, marble, and wooden materials. Chiseling and carving techniques are applied on stone or marble materials on the eaves and column caps of porticos. The structure has a decoration program consisting of edirnekari technique applied on wooden material in ceilings, gathering place, doors and windows; carving and cutting techniques applied on marble at mihrab; wall paintings taken into the panels on the walls; and leaded windows at indoor spaces. The decoration program of the building is considered to be one of the significant constructions of the Ottoman period architectural ornaments in Albania in terms of workmanship and technique, and decorative elements.



Keywords
Balkans, Albania, Berat, Mural Painting, Ornaments



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