Kokrajhar Museum

Kokrajhar Museum

 
 
Agricultural Implements

fishing scoop

Name of the Object:

Local Name:

Community:

Materials:

Measurements:

Description:

Fishing scoop

Jekhai

Bodo

Bamboo

Max. Height: 75 cm

Jekhai is a fishing scoop made of bamboo used for catching fish from shallow ponds, rivers and paddy fields. This triangular basket-shaped scoop with a handle is mostly used by women fishers. There is a flexible jute or plastic wire connected from one edge to the other of the scoop. This is used for dragging purpose, in the low water or muddy water for catching small fish. Moreover, this implement is dragged in the water channel or shallow water bed for churning up the water or while trampling the weed and the fish which enters the scoop eventually get caught.