National Geographic : 1935 Nov
© National Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by Bernard F.Rogers, Jr. GIRLS BRAID TRAWL NETS BY HAND TO VARY THE SIZE AND SHAPE OF THE MESH Fishermen demand nets in hundreds of odd designs. Imported hemp is sorted, cleaned, and spun before theworkers braid it.Completed trawls, often more than 100 feet long, are dipped in tar to protect the fiber from salt water. Nets from Ulster factoriesfind markets inmany parts ofthe world.