Haxhi Ymer Kuttab

The Haxhi Ymer Kuttab is a cultural heritage monument in Gjakova, Kosovo.[1]

Haxhi Ymer Kuttab
Native name
Mejtepi i Haxhi Ymerit
LocationGjakova, Kosovo
Built18th century

HistoryEdit

The Haxhi Ymer Kuttab (Albanian: mejtep) is located opposite the entrance to Haxhi Ymer Mosque in the eponymous complex and neighborhood. Mainly dedicated to Muslim religious education, it also housed a printing press and secondary school classes in the 1990s.

The mejtep is a two-story stone and adobe building marred over the years by restoration issues such as widened windows for floor light. The southern part opens, via a deteriorating entryway topped by 7 windows and measuring 60 centimetres (24 in), onto the mosque. Both parts of the complex are surrounded by a long awning of 1.3 metres (4.3 ft), a relatively new feature in the formerly open-air structure. The mezzanine is wooden with boarded floors and ceiling decoration. The western veranda on the street has also seen better days. Except for the ground floor skylights due for later, the structure was restored faithfully in 2014.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Krasniqi, Memli (9 October 2015). "LISTA E TRASHËGIMISË KULTURORE PËR MBROJTJE TË PËRKOHSHME" (PDF). Cultural Heritage Without Borders Kosovo. Government of Kosovo. Retrieved 25 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Haxhi Ymer School (Mejtep) (Gjakova)". Kosovo Cultural Heritage Database. Republic of Kosovo Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Sport. Retrieved 27 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)