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Fan made of pandanus leaves, coconut fibres and wood. The leaves woven to create a pattern consisting of triangles.

Fan peahi

pandanus leaves, coconut fibre, Hawaii, l. 35 cm, w. 20.5 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 15

Fan made of wicker, worked onto a medium-brown polished wooden handle.

Fan tahi’i

wood, wicker, Marquesas Islands, h. 42.5 cm, w. 39 cm, Inv. Oz 108

Feathered helmet that consists of wicker-work to which red, yellow, and black feathers are attached. A crest on the outer surface extends from the front to the back of the helmet.

Feathered helmet mahiole

wickerwork, feathers, Hawaii, c. 61 cm (crest), d. 15.5 cm, Inv. Oz 2457

Feathered idol with the shape of a human figure, formed of wicker-work, overlaid with feathers of red, yellow and black.  The eyes are mother-of-pearl and the mouth fitted with dog-teeth.

Feathered image ki’i hulu manu

believed to represent Kuka’ilimoku, wicker, feathers, mother-of-pearl, dog teeth, Hawaii, h. 46.5 cm, w. 16 cm, d. 7.5 cm (neck), Inv. Oz 254

Feathered necklace that consists of yellow and red feathers, tightly arranged in circles.

Feathered necklace lei hulu

feathers, plant fibre, Hawaii, l. 40 cm, d. 2.5 cm, Inv. Oz 253

Fishing spears made of a dark brown bamboo tube, with a three-part point made of a dark wood at the ends, attached with finely plaited coconut fibres.

Fish spears tao velo

bamboo, wood, coconut fibre, Tonga, l. 115.5 cm; l. 220 cm, Inv. Oz 449, 1519

Large fishhook made of brown hardwood with the point made of mother-of-pearl that is secure with plaited coconut fibres.

Fishhook

hardwood, shell, coconut fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 9 cm (up to the lashing), Inv. Oz 381

U-shaped fishhook made from a piece of hardwood made secure with cord.

Fishhook

hardwood, cord, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 12.2 cm (up to the lashing), Inv. Oz 206

Fishhook made of a finely polished piece of hardwood. The point of the hook is flat on the side and the upper end of the shank is supported and secured with plaited coconut fibres.

Fishhook

hardwood, plant fibre, coconut fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 21 cm (up to the lashing), Inv. Oz 383

Fishhook made of two pieces of mother-of-pearl, tied together with plant fibres.

Fishhook aviti

mother-of-pearl, cord, Tahiti and the Society Islands, shank l. 10 cm, w. (max.) 1.7 cm, hook l. 4.2 cm, Inv. Oz 380

Large fishhook, with wood shank backed with mother-of-pearl and tied together. A barbed tortoiseshell hook also attached to the end.

Fishhook ipa or aipa

whalebone, mother-of-pearl, wood, tortoiseshell, fau fibre, Tonga, l 15 -15.5 cm, Inv. Oz 211

Fishhook with wood shank backed with mother-of-pearl and tied together. A barbed Tortoiseshell hook also attached to the end.

Fishhook ipa or aipa

whalebone, mother-of-pearl, wood, tortoiseshell, fau fibre, Tonga, l 15 -15.5 cm, Inv. Oz 213

Fishhook with whalebone shank backed with mother-of-pearl and tied together, with a barbed tortoiseshell hook and attached to the end.

Fishhook ipa or aipa

whalebone, mother-of-pearl, wood, tortoiseshell, fau fibre, Tonga, l 15 -15.5 cm, Inv. Oz 216

Fishhook made of bone with a straight shank. A barb is located on the outer side of hook, directly below the point. A brown fishing line is attached to the hook.

Fishhook makau

bone, cord, Hawaii, l. 4.6 cm, w. (max.) 2 cm, Inv. Oz 227

Fishhook, made of two pieces of bone bound together with a string made from plant materials. The barb is located on the inner side of the hook.

Fishhook makau

bone, cord, Hawaii, l. 7.5 cm, w. (max.) 3.4 cm, Inv. Oz 228

Fishhook made of two pieces of bone bound together with a string made from plant materials. The barb located on inner side of hook with a brown fishing line attached.

Fishhook makau

bone, cord, Hawaii, l. 5 cm, w. (max.) 2.5 cm, Inv. Oz 229

Fishhook made of mother-of-pearl with a curved shank and a barb located on the outer side of the hook, directly below the point. A short brown fishing line is attached.

Fishhook makau paweo

mother-of-pearl, cord, Hawaii, l 4.2 cm, w (max.) 2.5 cm and 2.7 cm, Inv. Oz 226

Fishhook made of mother-of-pearl with a straight shank and a barb located on the outer side of the hook, directly below the point.

Fishhook makau paweo

mother-of-pearl, cord, Hawaii, l 4.2 cm, w (max.) 2.5 cm and 2.7 cm, Inv. Oz 225

Fishhook with a wooden shank, bone point and lashing of twisted cords of plant material.

Fishhook matau

wood, bone, cord, New Zealand, l. 4.5–13 cm, Inv. Oz 331

fishhook made of snail shell with thin twisted cord.

Fishhook matau

snailshell, cord, l. 2 cm, New Zealand, Inv. Oz 330

Small double barbed fishhook made of bone with a serrated outer edge and twisted cord.

Fishhook matau

bone, flax, New Zealand. l. 3 cm, Inv. Oz 327

Fishhook made of bone with serrated outer edge and twisted cord.

Fishhook matau

bone, flax, New Zealand, l. 3 cm, Inv. Oz 329

Fishhook made of bone with serrated outer edge and twisted cord.

Fishhook matau

bone, flax, New Zealand, l. 3 cm, Inv. Oz 328

Fishhook with wooden shank, bone point, and lashing of twisted cords of plant material.

Fishhook matau

wood, bone, cord, New Zealand, l. 4.5–13 cm, Inv. Oz 332

Fishhook with curved wooden shank, bone point, and lashing of twisted cords of plant material.

Fishhook matau

wood, bone, cord, New Zealand, l. 4.5–13 cm, Inv. Oz 339

Fishhook with curved wooden shank, bone point, and lashing of twisted cords of plant material.

Fishhook matau

wood, bone, cord, New Zealand, l. 4.5–13 cm, Inv. Oz 340

Fishhook with curved wooden shank, bone point, and lashing of twisted cords of plant material.

Fishhook matau

wood, bone, cord, New Zealand, l. 4.5–13 cm, Inv. Oz 341

Two-part fishhook made of wood with twisted cord and lashing made of plant material.

Fishhook matau

wood, bone, cord, New Zealand, l. 10 cm, Inv. Oz 338

Fishhook made of two pieces of bone neatly tied together, with twisted cord and lashing made of plant material.

Fishhook matau

bone, cord, New Zealand, l. 11 cm, Inv. Oz 335

Two-part fishhook made of wood, with twisted cord, and lashing made of plant material.

Fishhook matau

wood, cord, New Zealand, l. 8 cm, Inv. Oz 336

Fishhook with wooden shank, with a bone point lightly curved and lashing at the bone point and upper shank made of plant fibres extending to a twisted cord.

Fishhook matau

wood, bone, cord, New Zealand, l. 12.5 cm, w. 6.5 cm Hanover 1854, No. 35

Fishhook made of mother-of-pearl, where strings made of various plant fibres are attached.

Fishhook matau

mother-of-pearl, cord, purau wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 2.3–4.7 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 8

Fishhook made of mother-of-pearl, where strings made of various plant fibres are attached.

Fishhook matau

mother-of-pearl, cord, purau wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 2.3–4.7 cm, Inv. Oz 389 (right)

Fishhook made of mother-of-pearl, where strings made of various plant fibres are attached.

Fishhook matau

mother-of-pearl, cord, purau wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 2.3–4.7 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 7

Fishhook made of mother-of-pearl, where strings made of various plant fibres are attached.

Fishhook matau

mother-of-pearl, cord, purau wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 2.3–4.7 cm, Inv. Oz 387

Large fishhook made of dark purple pinna marina shell with strings made of various plant fibres attached.

Fishhook matau

mother-of-pearl, cord, purau wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 4.1– 10 cm, Inv. Oz 377

Fishhook made of mother-of-pearl that is supported at the upper end of the shank where strings made of various plant fibres are attached and tied to a small piece of pale, light wood.

Fishhook matau

mother-of-pearl, cord, purau wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 2.3–4.7 cm, Inv. Oz 382

Fishhook made of a large dark purple pinna shell where strings made of various plant fibres are attached.

Fishhook matau

mother-of-pearl, cord, purau wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 4.1– 10 cm, Inv. Oz 379

Fishhook made of a large dark purple pinna shell where strings made of various plant fibres are attached.

Fishhook matau

mother-of-pearl, cord, purau wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 4.1– 10 cm, Inv. Oz 384

Fishhook made of a large dark purple pinna shell where strings made of various plant fibres are attached.

Fishhook matau

mother-of-pearl, cord, purau wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 4.1– 10 cm, Inv. Oz 385

Fishhook made of a large dark purple pinna shell where strings made of various plant fibres are attached.

Fishhook matau

mother-of-pearl, cord, purau wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 4.1–10 cm, Inv. Oz 386

Fishhook made of large dark purple pinna marina shell, where strings made of various plant fibres are attached.

Fishhook matau

mother-of-pearl, cord, purau wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 4.1– 10 cm, Inv. Oz 378

Fishhook with shank made of black wood, fish bone point, with short, twisted cord, and lashing made of plant material.

Fishhook matau

wood, fishbone, cord, New Zealand, l. 3 cm, Inv. Oz 334

Fishhook made of mother-of-pearl, where strings made of various plant fibres are attached.

Fishhook matau

mother-of-pearl, cord, purau wood, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 2.3–4.7 cm, Inv. Oz 388 (left)

Fishhook with wooden shank, bone point, and lashing of twisted cords of plant material.

Fishhook matau

wood, bone, cord, New Zealand, l. 4.5–13 cm, Inv. Oz 333

Fishhook with wooden shank, inserted bone point, and twisted cord as the line.

Fishhook matau okooko

wood, bone, cord, New Zealand, l. 15 cm, Inv. Oz 337

Fishhook with mother-of-pearl shank, the hook made of tortoiseshell, both secured together with plaited cord of plant fibre to form the line.

Fishhook mata’u

mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell, plant fibre, Tonga, l. 4– 9.5 cm, Inv. Oz 214

Fishhook with mother-of-pearl shank, the hook made of tortoiseshell, both secured together with plaited cord of plant fibre to form the line.

Fishhook mata'u

mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell, plant fibre, Tonga, l. 4– 9.5 cm, Inv. Oz 215

Fishhook with mother-of-pearl shank, the hook made of tortoiseshell, both secured together with twisted cord of plant fibre.

Fishhook mata’u

mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell, plant fibre, Tonga, l. 4– 9.5 cm, Inv. Oz 209

Fishhook with mother-of-pearl shank, the hook made of tortoiseshell, both secured together with twisted cord of plant fibre.

Fishhook mata’u

mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell, plant fibre, Tonga, l. 4– 9.5 cm, Inv. Oz 212

Fishhook with mother-of-pearl shank, the hook made of Tortoiseshell secured together with plant fibres.

Fishhook mata’u

mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell, plant fibre, Tonga, l. 4– 9.5 cm, Inv. Oz 207

Fishing bait or lure made of the backs of cowry shells to resemble an animal.

Fishing device

cowries, sticks, plant fibre, mother-of-pearl, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 44 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 10

Fishing bait or lure made of the backs of cowry shells to resemble an animal. Fishing line of plant fibre is tied to it and a mother-of-pearl hook.

Fishing device

cowries, sticks, plant fibre, mother-of-pearl, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 33 cm, 6.5 cm (fish-hook), Inv. Oz 391

Large fishing net of whitish parau with numerous weights of white coral tied with strands of plaited coconut fibre along the lower long sides, and floats of small parau sticks along the upper long sides.

Fishing net upea

purau fibre, sticks, coconut fibre, coral, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 900 cm, w. 95 cm, Inv. Oz 402

Large fishing net of whitish parau with numerous weights of white coral tied with strands of plaited coconut fibre along the lower long sides, and floats of small parau sticks along the upper long sides.

Fishing net upea

purau fibre, sticks, coconut fibre, coral, Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 1100 cm, w. 100 cm, Inv. Oz 403

Flax sample of twenty twisted cords, ending in loose strands, knotted together at the upper edge and held together by a thin band.

Flax sample harakeke

New Zealand, d. 0.7 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 34

Flax sample in long, twisted strands

Flax sample harakeke

New Zealand, l. 85 cm, Inv. Oz 311

A bundle of twisted flax strands consisting of twelve individual strands.

Flax sample harakeke

New Zealand, l. 40 cm, Inv. Oz 310

Flax sample in a bundle twisted together and wound up.

Flax sample harakeke

New Zealand, Inv. Oz 304

Flute made of long bone, perforated on one side.

Flute koauau

bone, New Zealand, l. 9.3 cm, w. 1.4 cm, Inv. Oz 302

Flute made of light brown wood, embellished with spiral patterns in dots and lines, with a mother-of-pearl plate and three holes, at one end with the remains of a twisted cord.

Flute koauau

wood, paua shell, plant fibre, New Zealand, l. 16 cm, w. 2.5 cm, Inv. Oz 324

Flute made of wood with two halves mounted together. A carving at the lower closed end and the upper open end is a human head with mother-of-pearl eyes and an extended tongue.

Flute putorino

wood, paua shell, plant fibre, New Zealand, l. 72.5 cm, w. 6.5 cm, Inv. Oz 325

A fly-flap or whisk, made of coconut fibres, affixed to a wooden handle of reddish–brown colour, polished and bulged at both ends and a tassel of blackish-brown coconut fibres.

Flywhisk fue kafa

wood, coconut fibre, Tonga, l. 31 cm (handle), 25 cm (tassel, max.), Inv. Oz 149

Flywhisk handle made of ironwood, with the lower part shaped like a human figure and the upper part consisting of a spoon-like form.

Flywhisk handle

ironwood (Casuarina equistifolia), Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 33.7 cm, h. 9.8 cm (figure), Inv. Oz 418

Flywhisk handle made of ironwood formed into a human-like shape.

Flywhisk handle (fragment)

ironwood (Casuarina equistifolia), Tahiti and the Society Islands, l. 14.5 cm, w. 3.4 cm (max.), Inv. Oz 419

A food suspension made of flat, round white wood, that suspends from the ceiling. The smooth side of the rim has a pattern with one row of black triangles, each with a zigzag line on top.

Food suspension hook taunga

wood, Tonga, d. 25.5 cm, l. 15.5 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 56

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