Kokrajhar Museum

Kokrajhar Museum

 
 
Fishing and Hunting Implements

fishing trap

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Fishing Trap

Khakhi

Bodo

Bamboo

Max. Length: 56 cm, Circumference: 24 cm

Good

This kind of funnel shaped bamboo made trap is used for fishing in small streams or in the water logged area of paddy field. This trap is made of a single piece of bamboo and slit on one side to have a conical shape. 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, particularly in the rainy season. These are frequently checked by the fisherman for collecting the fish. This is a common fishing implement for various communities in Assam.