TRADITIONAL VILLAGE MOSQUES BUILT IN CANTI TECHNIQUE IN YAKAKENT/SAMSUN

Abstract

Author(s): Ey羹p NEFES, Recep GN

There is a tradition of wooden mosque construction which can be considered as important in the coastal area of the Black Sea Region. It can be said that the large forests on the mountains that run parallel to the sea contributed to the formation of the wooden mosque tradition. Ekrem Mehmet Ayverdi, who is one of the first researchers on wooden mosques in the Black Sea Region underestimated the wooden mosques in the Western Black Sea region under the heading of the candi mosques and he stated that these artifacts, which are not mentioned in almost any literature but which are very precious cultural heritage and which are constantly destroyed for various reasons, should be investigated and artistic values should be revealed. Canti is a construction technique that is made by putting long wooden curtains that are not chipped or made into lumber onto each other through passages. In this construction technique, the ends which areusually corners are carved and the wooden curtains are connected at the corners by interlocking. This construction technique, which is seen in almost every country where the forest area is abundant, is mostly seen in the structures in the Black Sea region in our country. Studies published in recent years show that there is a considerable tradition of wooden mosque construction in the çant? technique in and around Samsun. With our studies, we are trying to contribute to the awareness and recognition of this building tradition in the Black Sea Region. The aim of this study is to examine and introduce two wooden mosques in Yakakent district of Samsun, which has not yet been studied.

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