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Long pole handle attached to eliptical-shaped net, tied in two places with twine and thong. Net suspended in middle by six bone rings and nine twine bindings at top. Net attached to pole by string and thong to end of pole. Double reinforced at end of net.

History Of Use

Dip nets are used along the Fraser River by the Sto:lo for fishing. In the Fraser Canyon, this activity can be especially dangerous since the water currents are very rapid and the rocks of the canyon can be very slippery.

Cultural Context

fishing; economic activity


Presented to the donor at a ceremony held by the Lytton Band in August 1981 or 1982. It has never been used.

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