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Fishhook matau

Fishhook matau

Place: New Zealand
Category: Fishing & hunting

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

Humphrey No. 248: ‘a singular ditto [fish-hook], made of two pieces of bone neatly tied together, having feathers worked in. From New Zealand.’

Composite fish-hook with twisted cord, two-part hook made of bone, lashing made of plant material. Markus Schindlbeck