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Eel Trap

Fish Trap

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Native NameTum Plaa Lai
ตุ้มปลาไหล
Tum Ian
ตุ้มเอี่ยน
Object Number:82-7-68
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Isaan
Thai
Provenience: Thailand
Udon Thani
Ban Thung Fon
Date Made: 1900-1981
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1981
Section:Asian
Materials:Bamboo
Basketry
Technique:Basketry
Height: 26 cm
Length: 68 cm
Outside Diameter:10 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1981
Other Number:123 - Other Number

Description

Eel fish trap that comes in two pieces. The actual trap is an erlenmeyer flask shaped basket made of woven bamboo. It has a long narrow neck. Near the very bottom of the basket is a hole where the prey enters. The second piece is a core stake. If fits into the neck of the trap. This core is filled with the bait of a snail, fish and crab, and staked in to muddy area where the water is about 50 cm.

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