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Fishhook matau

Fishhook matau

Place: New Zealand
Category: Fishing & hunting

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

Composite fish-hook made of wood, with a bone point that is lightly curved, and which has several notches on the outer side. The bone point is lashed with a cord made of plant fibres. The shank is similarly lashed at the upper end, from which extends a twisted cord. Markus Schindlbeck

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