Loko ‘Ume Iki, giclee print by Carol Araki Wyban.
Loko ʻUme iki are Hawaiian innovation fishtraps. They consist of rock walls with inward and outward leading channels. ‘Ume iki use the tides to catch fish. Flow of the tide into or out of the trap attracts the fish who swim to meet the current. The inward leading lanes were used at the high tide. The outward leading lanes were used with ebbing tide. They were a reliable source of food for everyday use by commoners.
Dimensions: Print 11″ x 14″; Framed 11.5″ x 14.5″
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