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Fishing in the Days of Yore
January 27, 2011   
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Fishing, one of the oldest ways of obtaining food, is the topic of an exhibition at the Ethnographic Museum in Wroc³aw and entitled Fishing in the Days of Yore.

People started fishing with spears, woven fish traps and fishing rods in the Paleolithic era. In ancient times, fishermen used primitive nets made of natural fibers. Offshore fishing became possible when dugouts and boats became common. In the early Middle Ages, fish meat was one of the most important components of people’s diet and its role further increased with the spread of Christianity and compulsory abstention from eating meat.

The exhibition in Wroc³aw brings together many different kinds of fish traps woven from brushwood and wicker, hand nets of different types, sizes and fishing methods (pulled, dragged, pushed and cast) as well as other items associated with fishing.

Mirela Hein

Ethnographic Museum in Wroc³aw, 111/113 Traugutta St.
www.muzeumetnograficzne.pl
Open through March 25
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