Rat Trap
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 8:24AM
[chuck] in Art, Laos, Luang Prabang, Other, Traditional Art and Ethnology Center, rat trap

This wonderful example of handcrafted pest control (see Mouse Traps) is a Khmu rat trap from the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center (TEAC) in Luang Prabang. Not really sure how this thing works, but I bet the rock is what interacts with the rat. [NOTE: TEAC is a small but lovely museum with a well-curated collection of traditional art and utilitarian items from a variety of different ethnic groups in Lao PDR].

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