Fishing Trap


From: Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island | Sitia Chiefdom | Yoni

Curatorial Section: African

Object Number 37-22-173
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Sherbro
Provenience Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island | Sitia Chiefdom | Yoni
Section African
Materials Wood | Plant Material

Pawl tanggi toe bul = fish trap [with] openings two. Made [twined work] of midribs of palm leaflets, cylindrical in shape. The funnel-shaped openings, formed by short lengths of midribs turned inwards, allow a fish to enter but not to escape. Placed in a tidal stream, usually inan opening in a weir, to catch fishes moving either upstream with the flow or down with the ebb. See 37-22-174.

Height 33 cm
Outside Diameter 16 cm
Credit Line Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number 133 - Collector Number

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