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Photo opp: Chinese fishing nets in Kerala

Photo opp: Chinese fishing nets in Kerala
... surrounded by coconut groves, where goats and rickshaws still take over the streets. On the tip of this peninsula you’ll find traditional Chinese fishing nets – a practice that has been in use for hundreds of years, which came from Kubla Khan traders in 1400 AD. They’re gigantic contraptions made of net, rope and rock, and require at least four men to operate the counterweights (rocks on ropes) at high tide. There are rows upon rows of these traditional fishing nets, which make...
March 19th, 2010 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 0
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