Hayracks of Slovenia - Poljanska Dolina Area - Set
Hayracks of Slovenia - Poljanska Dolina Area - Set for only GBP £0.45
When we talk about distinctive features and symbols of Slovenia, we often mention kozolci (hayracks, drying racks), those characteristic wooden structures and buildings for drying and storing hay and sheaves of corn, as well as corncobs and certain other crops. Several different variants have developed in Slovenia over the course of many years, ranging from the simple, straight kozolec with or without a roof, to the hayrack with a lean-to roof, the double hayrack, the split-level double hayrack (kozolec na kozla) and the roofed double hayack or toplar. There are around ten basic types, but with an infinite number of derivatives. There are also numerous dialect names both for the hayracks themselves and for their component parts. It is in the latter that the mastery of carpentry skills and technological solutions that resulted in true masterpieces are conserved. The large double hayracks of the toplartype, which are presumed to be of more recent origin than the second half of the seventeenth century, are practically buildings, with dimensions that frequently exceed those of farmhouses.