This is a net made with one inch mesh measuring 3 feet by three feet. It took well over 300 feet of cordage to be able to weave just this. The floats are Water Tupleo (from the swollen butt) and we took real plummets to attach. Attaching the plummets was the idea of an archeologist because that was what he said they were for. I tied the plummet by trying an overhand knot around the section with the groove (near the top of the plummet) A light bounce on the string and the plummet was out. So I developed a cradle to hold the plummet. Kinda makes me wonder if that is what the natives did. If attachment was so important
I would not use a nicely polished plummet, b) I would make something with a hole in it and be confident in it staying where I placed it. But I was not alive back in the Archaic period so I cannot say for sure.
Regardless it was something I wanted to share. enjoy.