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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 long vertical lines cleaving the geometrical patterns prove that large panels were worked, and then put together. 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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