The water raised by the shadoof is commonly used for irrigation.
This is the shadoof, the same which was used in the time of Moses.
The man who works the shadoof stands near the water's edge, below the slender arm of the balance.
The shadoof is used on small farms, and the sakieh is more often used for larger farms and plantations.
One of the most common sights along the Nile is the shadoof.
Drawing water with the aid of the shadoof is said to be very hard work, especially in so hot a country as Egypt.
The men working at the 21 shadoof on the river brink have only a strip of cloth around their loins.
Here we began to see small herds of brown buffaloes, and peasants plying the irrigating buckets of the shadoof.
A shadoof, such as may be seen on the Nile, serves to draw water to irrigate the gardens.