Antique Japanese Wooden Fishing Float - 1 piece with rope

Antique Japanese Wooden Fishing Float - 1 piece with rope


Own a piece of martime history with these charming 19th Century Wooden Fishing Floats.


Prior to the cost effective technology of glass manufacturing being introduced to Japan, wood was the main material used for fishing floats. The choice of wood was paulownia wood which is naturally light weight and buoyant. In addition, it is naturally hollow or has a vain running through the trunk and each branch which allows for rope to be easily passed through.


This wooden float has no mark but it is wrapped in rope.



Antique with signs of wear


There are only 5 available. Limited to one per customer.


    9.4in / 24cm


    I gladly accept returns and exchanges except for items on sale.

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