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Flax sample harakeke
Place: New Zealand
Humphrey No. (?)
A bundle of twisted flax strands, consisting of twelve individual strands between c. 40-94 cm in length. An awl made of whalebone was found in the bundle (length 6.4 cm, width 0.5 cm), with a hook at its broadest end, and with barbs (bone remnants) on about half of two sides. Markus Schindlbeck