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Creator Nationality: African
Creator Name-CRT: Republic of the Congo
Title: Fish Trap
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1900
Creation End Date: 1943
Creation Date: Early 20th century
Creation Place: Republic of the Congo, Africa
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Traps
Materials and Techniques: Plant fiber
Dimensions: Length: 9 1/4"; width: 4 1/8"
Description: A small twined splint fish trap with double valves; alternately overlapping wrapped splints at base extend outward to form round sides and open mouth; splints wrapped at mouth and with four reinforcing hoops around body; mouth valve of inward pointing splints in cone shape with a second cone-shape valve near base.
AMICA Contributor: Brooklyn Children's Museum
Owner Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
ID Number: 43.4.15
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Carl Steffens, 1943
Context: Basketry fish traps of various sizes occur in many areas of Africa. The valved trap allows the fish to enter but prevents its exit.
AMICA ID: BCM_.43.4.15
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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