Sedukan Mosque Restoration
Kabul, Afghanistan
Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme
The small mosque of Sedukan retains the characteristic form of nineteenth century community mosques in the old city, with a colonnaded summer prayer area built above a ground floor mosque and traditional underfloor heating, for use in winter. Constructed of mud brick with a flat timber roof supported on two rows of decorated timber posts, the mosque was in poor condition at the time of surveys in 2003. The conservation work has enabled detailed documentation -- especially important in the case of the carved hardwood on the posts -- to take place, while it has also offered craftsmen the opportunity to develop their skills in repairing moulded plaster and carved timber decoration.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Asheqan wa Arefan Neighborhood, Kabul, Afghanistan
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19th c., restored 2004-2005
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Sedukan Mosque Restoration
Sedhukan Mosque
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