Author(s): Lütfiye GÖKTA? KAYA, ?eref KAYA

Çukur is a village settlement 16 kilometres away from the city center and is officially bound to the district of Ovac?k in the West Black Sea Region. The mosque, which has the same name with the village, is one of the 18-20. century mosques with a “villageroom” and registered. This facility which is located within the mosque and which has all the elements of a traditional Turkish room can be found in various places in Karabük. The structure which was built with stone and masonry techniques has hand-drawn decorations on the walls of unpartitioned walls of “harim section” and women’s gathering-place. Various colors and motives were used in geometrical, herbal and inscribed compositions. This structure, which has never been focused on any scientific study, will be made public by means of the present study. The purpose of the monographic featured study is to introduce the structure with architectural and decorative features to scientific community, to draw attention to the protection and the sustainability of historical and cultural heritage.


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