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The Seljuq style is known for it?s simple, plain structures with elaborate portals carved in stone and hand painted tiles in the interiors. The Great Karatay Medressi, built by the Seljuq vezier Emir Celaleddin Karatay, provides examples of both. It?s portal carved with ornate geometric patterns and Arabic script dates from 1251 AD as does the blue tile in the interior. The building is converted today into a museum since 1955 for enamelled tiles.
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