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    Hi all. I need help. I am looking for pictures or data about "zapećak". A bed built in and alcove next to a brick or stone stove or on top of it in Slavic houses. I have pictures from Russia, but can't find pictures from Serbia where i know they exist, and I am trying to find out if they exist anywhere else in Central Europe. Any help will be very much appreciated:

    The picture shows an old Russian stove inside the coachman’s cottage with the little wooden ladder leading to a bed space over it. As this was probably the warmest spot in the cottage it would normally have been reserved for elderly parents to sleep on.

    [img width=700 height=525]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tY8tRTCJ1g8/U4Xe2hhX2zI/AAAAAAAAAok/5t3kfzs_70g/s1600/zapecak.jpg”/>

    Serbian version "kaljeva peć" but I can't find one with bed:




    In Slovenia zapeček is more like a bench round the stove. People also slept on those benches or on top of the oven.

    [img width=700 height=445]http://stareslike.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/1200402002.jpg” />

    [img width=700 height=525]http://www.gore-ljudje.net/objave/anka/Trebus_a/Trebus_a_1481_mr.JPG” />

    [img width=700 height=688]http://www.etno-muzej.si/files/oc/teren_5/P5-150.jpg” />




    hvala stajerc.



    Belarusians built piečy similar to those in Russia. There was a place on pieč for children and elderly called 'čarień' . There was a bench near stove and a bed next to the stove (polati).






    sviatogor that is what i remember. thank you very much.



    Here is the conclusion of our investigation. Thank you all for your help.

    Is the word "cailleach", used in Northern Ireland for the beds built at the side of the hearth, stove, just bastardized Slavic "kaljeva peć" meaning mud brick and stone oven?

    Is it time to reexamine archaeological data from Ireland and see how many other "Slavic" cultural traits can be found? No one looked for them before, because officially Slavs never set foot in Ireland. But maybe we should reevaluate the official history.

    Did Slavs together with Norse Vikings, Anglo Saxons, Prussians, Celts, Gaels… contribute to the ethno and cultural genesis of the Irish?




    word "zapećak" is synonym for "out of sight". at least here in Montenegro.

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