Zundaga

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Zundagi Mosque

Although older than most mosques in Adjara, Zundagi remains in good condition. During the Soviet period, the building was repurposed as an administrative building and barbershop. To support recent renovation efforts, locals converted part of the basement to a woodworking shop. The interior features newer, applied ornament done by template—but older carved support columns in the basement suggest that the original decorations likely resembled those at other Ottoman-period mosques in the region like Akho, Kvirike, and Pirveli Maisi. The walled courtyard includes a cemetery and a stone trough, perhaps the remains of an ablution fountain.

 

 

DISTRICT : Keda
LOCATION : 41°34'43.8"N 41°49'32.5"E
POPULATION : 299
CONSTRUCTION DATE : 1860s
RENOVATION DATE(S) : Recent
ARCHITECT : Usta Kabaz Ahmed (Laz) with locals Kajaia, Gogitidze, and Turmanidze
MINARET : No