Kokrajhar Museum

Kokrajhar Museum

 
 
Fishing and Hunting Implements

Fish container

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Fish container

Khobai

Bodo

Bamboo

Max. Length: 23 cm

Moderate

Khobai is fishing equipment which is used to store fish while fishing. The pitcher shaped container is made of bamboo, and sometime cane is also used to tie the knots. In the neck of the Khobai, a jute rope or cane wire is connected which is used to tie on the waist of the fishermen to keep the catches during the fishing operations. The tapering shape in the neck portion of the object prevents the caught fish coming out. This is a common fishing implement used by many communities in Assam.