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Fishhook matau

Fishhook matau

Place: New Zealand
Category: Fishing & hunting

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

Humphrey No. 245: ‘a singular fish-hook made of Wood, pointed with a Jaw-bone which is ingeniously tied to the wood. From ditto [New Zealand].’

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