Rruga Tabakeve 2

The Tabakhane Mill is situated in the Tabakhane compound (a leather-processing workshop), and is the last functioning mill in Prizren. Formerly called Shasivar Begs Mill, it has a rectangular plan, where water from the Lumbardhi activates three grinding stones, which grind wheat and corn. The water channel that starts from Arasta Bridge penetrates the building and continues to pour into the river at the Stone Bridge. In the first half of the twentieth century, the water channel, called Suzi Channel, continued to the west of the city, up to the village of Grazhdanik. The mill and the workshop for leather processing are the last remaining buildings of the Tabakhane compound, which was mostly destroyed by urban development.


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