Land of Hayracks

Roofless kozolec from the Ribnica valley

Roofless kozolec from the Ribnica valley

Roofless kozolec from the Ribnica valley

A similar drying device is the roofless kozolec from the Ribnica valley, also known as “kozuček”. It’s a wooden construction with upstanding pillars and cross members on which the grain and hay were placed. The point of both ostrvi and the roofless kozolec was that the locals could put them up and take them down as needed throughout the year.

Taken from: Etnolog 17 (2007), Gorazd Makarovič, Kako so nastali kozolci?

Slovenski etnološki leksikon, Angelos Baš ur., Ljubljana 2004.