Wednesday, November 18, 2009
At the time when these traps were being put to use, they were valued for the security and reliability. If the hunt for the day wasn’t so good or the birds were too quick, there was still the fish trap to check in hopes of having some sort of relief. I believe the knowledge of building these is important to pass on because it teaches so much more. To me it symbolizes that there can always be something to look forward to when things don’t go the way that was expected. Even if the net is empty, there’s always tomorrow. One can have an internalized feeling of trust in the object because the materials were carefully picked and assembled by hand. From this comes a feeling of happiness when the tedious work pays off with a net full of fish for all to enjoy as well.