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Šarena Džamija

Šarena Džamija, (Macedonian: Шарена Џамија; Albanian: Xhamia e Pashës; Turkish: Alaca Cami) meaning Decorated Mosque in English, is a mosque located near the Pena River in Tetovo, Macedonia. Unlike the traditional Ottoman ceramic tile decorations in mosques, the Šarena Džamija has bright floral paintings, which is how it got its name. The mosque was originally built in 1438 and the architect behind it was called Isak Bey. Most mosques of the time had sultans, beys or pashas financing their constructions, but the Šarena Džamija, however, was financed by two sisters from Tetovo.
Abdurrahman Pasha, a great enthusiast of art who was fond of Tetovo, reconstructed the Šarena Džamija in 1833.