Miniature fish trap from Papua New Guinea; 1993.2.11

Name/Title

Miniature fish trap from Papua New Guinea

About this object

This intricate object is a small fish trap made in Papua New Guinea. Fish traps are traditionally hand-made from bamboo, vines and other materials from the bush. They catch the fish which enter and then cannot escape.
The donor's father was in the merchant navy in the late 1930s. Employed as an electrical engineer and during his voyages he collected material from the Pacific Islands in the 1930-40s.

Place Made

Papua New Guinea

Subject and Association Keywords

Fishing/* MARITIME TRADES

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth-Esther Collins

Object Type

Model/History

Object number

1993.2.11

Copyright Licence  

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