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The string is made by women from a doum palm. It is rolled on their thigh which often become raw from the rough fibre. The men make the nets with the aid of special net needles. The pieces of the net are then joined into a long one which is gradually dragged together enclosing the fish.

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  • Title: Fish Net
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Fish Net
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Palm Reeds
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Ikita
  • Community: El Molo
  • Collection Date: 1969-05-14
  • Collected By: Jean Brown

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