The craftsmanship of weaving fishnets is common in this waterland. Women and men bear the knowledge to cut, knot and repair the most diverse types of fishnets. These are made with a small shuttle called “iglita”, made of “little evil” barberry wood (lat. berberis vulgaris), which is native to the woods of the delta. The embroidery intervention on this handmade fishnet transposes the

object into the realms of the symbolic. The fishing instrument becomes a community symbol with a sacred function. It protects the home, the individual and the community, a charm inspired from the fabrics found in local households.

various threads. artisans: Gabi Iaba, Emese Pop. designer: Emese Pop.