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Cattle play a very important role in the lives of farmers. They not only provide food but also assist in completing various tasks on the farm. Bulls or cows are particularly helpful in traditional irrigation methods, which are common in Punjab. In this traditional method, bulls pull up water from a well or other water source to irrigate the land. Farmers use a large wheel tied above the water source or well, and the bulls or cows move the wheel to fetch the water.
Haj-Ibrahim revived this system from 50 years ago using a specific breed of ox known locally as the Zaboli race (Zabol is a town in the southeast of Iran). It took over 6 months to train the ox, which was initially wild. The astonishing part is that the ox now works only when its owner sings. When Haj-Ibrahim starts singing, the ox begins working and fetching water from the well. Many such oxen can be found in the southeast of Iran or in the Baluchistan region of Pakistan.
The system mainly consists of a well, an ox, a rope, a pulley, and a bucket. This system pumps water to the fields without causing air pollution. An ox works for six hours a day and can supply water for a 1500 square meter wheat field, making it a highly efficient system. This system was widely used until 5 years ago when farmers gradually started using fuel-powered water-pumping machines. If you visit this complex, Haj-Ibrahim will offer you tea for an entrance fee of IRR50,000 (USD1.20).
Purchasing RM 4K video footage - Thousand Voyages Video Collection
All the videos on this page are part of the Thousand Voyages Video Collection and are offered as rights-managed 4K stock footage. You have the option to purchase entire clips, typically a few minutes in length, or individual parts of the clips as separate footage, ranging from 10 to 60 seconds.
If you are interested in making a purchase, please first read the Thousand Voyages Video Collection - FAQ and then send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the link to the page where you found the video clip, either on this website or on my Vimeo account page - https://vimeo.com/pavelgospodinov.
You can find all publications on this website that include embedded videos here.
Travel to Iran
We usually have one or two small groups (max 7/8 participants) per year traveling to Iran. If you are interested in joining a group setting out from Europe, please drop me a line. We will provide more information, like dates, a program, and other details.