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Fish Trap

Native NameTum Plaa Siw San Naa
ตุ่มปลาซิวสันหนา
Object Number:82-7-21
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Thai
Isaan
Provenience: Thailand
Udon Thani
Ban Thung Fon
Date Made: 1900-1981
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1981
Section:Asian
Materials:Bamboo
Basketry
Technique:Basketry
Woven
Height: 27 cm
Length: 25 cm
Width: 19 cm
Outside Diameter:13 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1981
Other Number:154 - Other Number

Description

Woven bamboo (ไม้ไผ่บ้าน) jar with an attached bottom that protrudes to a point at one end beyond the edge of the jar itself. At the side with the protrusion there is an opening that is "V" shaped and is guarded by some loose netting. The lower half and neck of the trap is more tightly woven than the mid-section where there are large gaps like a sieve. It is used in river edges that are muddy (ป่าไผ่). Soft bran bait is staked inside. Used August-September when the fish migrate (ปลารอม).

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