Fishing basket Z 2906

[singlepic id=163 w=450 h=250 float=none]Fishing basket, Noke
Formed of a woven disk of coconut leaf folded in two. It is laced along the sides, leaving a small opening at the top through which the fish can be dropped. They are used by women and worn on the hip.
Fiji. Collected by A. von Hügel, 1875-77. Z 2906

An impressive variety of fishing equipment was used in Fiji, reflecting the diversity of fishing grounds: inside and outside reefs as well as in rivers. While some of these objects are unique to Fiji, other technologies were borrowed from neighbouring islands in Western Polynesia.

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