Archive Material

Photograph of the Rakičan sweep well


Mitja Maučec

in the 1950's or 1960's


The sweep well, or in Prekmurje dialect: “stüdenec na čigo”, is still a feature of the Pannonian plain and Hungary, and in the past it was also of the Prekmurje Region. It is characterized by the "čiga" (pulley), and a boom acting as a hoist on a forked upright piece dug into the ground. At one end a chain is attached on which there is a thin rod made of spruce or chestnut tree, on which hangs a wooden bucket reinforced with hoop. At the other end of the boom there is a wooden block acting as counterweight (kolonc). The last such well can be found in Cankova, Slovenia, built in 2011.

Information on digitization

Name of site
Other settlement names
Battyánfalva, Rakicsán
1 fotografija
Place of origin/discovery
Name of institution or personage holding object; identification number of object
Pokrajinski arhiv Maribor/ Maribori Területi Levéltár Arhivski fond: Zbirka gradiva za Prekmurje, TE 1 SI_PAM/0039/007/00001
Written sources
Koren, V., 1962. Oskrba z vodo in oblike vodnjakov v Prekmurju. V: Slovenski etnograf, letnik 15. Str. 85–100.
File name
1000 x 1000 dpi
Restrictions on use
Brez omejitev
Date of documentation
Person documenting
Ksenija Rojht, Gordana Šövegeš Lipovšek

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