Kokrajhar Museum

Kokrajhar Museum

Agricultural Implements

casting net or throw net

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Casting net or throw net

Ashra Je


Net and Sinker

Max. Length: 243 cm

Ashra Je is a circular fishing net with small net sinkers distributed around the edge. The net is cast or thrown by hand by fisher for casting the net in the air itself so that the net sinks into the water in a broad manner. The upper end of the net is closed and the lower part is wide which is used for hauling the fish. A long piece of string is also attached as handline with the upper part of the net which is tied at the hand of the fisher.

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