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Amasya june 2011 7302.jpg
21-JUN-2011

Amasya june 2011 7302.jpg

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Close-up of the woodcarving which decorate a wooden entrance door from the Amasya Gök Medrese. Not the original Seljuk one, but a younger Classical Ottoman replacement (+/- 16th century). Although this is nice and elaborate woodcarving, it is mere imitation of the Seljuk ‘kundekari’ technique. The door is adorned with calligraphic Koran verses.

When the real ‘kündekari’ technique is used, pieces of different sizes are worked separately, and then assembled (like a big jigsaw puzzle), without using any glue, split pin or nail. This technique is extremely difficult.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: Website of Huzura Doğru.TV

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