Kokrajhar Museum

Kokrajhar Museum

 
 
Agricultural Implements

fishing trap

Name of the Object:

Local Name:

Community:

Material:

Measurements:

Description:

Fishing trap

Khoka

Sarania Kachari

Bamboo

Max. Length: 140 cm

This kind of bamboo made trap is used for fishing in small streams, lakes or ponds. This conical shaped trap is made of a single piece of bamboo. One side of it is made into several slits and formed an opening in circular and conical shape by fixing with a bamboo strip. This opening is fixed in an area having flow of water to catch the fish and other aquatic edible flora which try to flow along the water course. These are frequently checked by the fisherman for collecting the fish. This is common among the communities in Assam.