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The hands that weave the traditions
The locals catch fish as a means to an end. They weave nets, and use them periodically in their fishing trips to the sea. He has been catching fish since childhood, and knows the craft better than most. Fishing is a tradition and culture in the southern parts of Iran, passed from one generation to the next. Amid the trips, the nets get ripped often, and he has learned how to repair them, with time and integrity. He sat there, by the waves, in the sun, and paid attention to every fibre of the net with joy and care. "The tradition of fishing is a dying profession since the new developments in this area. The new generation seems to not be interested in understanding it.", he said while weaving the strings.
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© Bijan Sarabi.
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||Nov. 21, 2014, 2:14 p.m.