ATARRAYAS AND LICAS –AMAZONIAN FISHING NETS

This fishing net was acquired from the maker in Pacayacu. Round casting nets are called atarrayas and rectangular nets drawn across streams are known as licas. Although people in other areas of the Canelos Quichua territory radiating out northward from the Bobonaza River make nets from time to time, the Pacayacu nets with stones coated in black beeswax (pungara) are among the finest.

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