Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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fishing net
  • South America
  • fishing net, early-mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: South America?
  • string, shell, wood, netting
  • Object Length/Width: approximately 500 x 75 cm
    Object Length/Width: 196 7/8 x 29 1/2 in approximately
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7295

The long rectangular net is made from plant fiber string. It has a thicker cord on the top and bottom with white spiral shells on one long edge and square or cylindrical blocks of wood on the opposite long edge.