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Predicate Object Unknown Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 38932 Tuvaluan 1998-09-02T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T04:29:06.827Z Tuvalu Pacific Collection Access Project 35 Fishing/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Te lou palu. Ruvettus deep sea fishing hook. This lou palu is used for deep sea fishing of the palu fish species (oilfish, Ruvettus pretiosus). Often, a fish head is used for bait. Fishermen attach it to the maga (hook point) and tug it in the water in order to attract the palu. The lou palu is sourced from a section of tree branch, possibly from the gie tree. The maga is separate, made from gie wood (Pemphis acidula) and is attached to the main shaft with lashing of kafa (3-ply coconut sennit). Kafa is tied to the top of the lou palu. The lou palu is dark brown in colour and has a matte surface treatment. A stick is attached to the lou palu and is thought to be made of kanava wood (Cordia subcordata). Often this can also be fetau wood (Calophyllum inophyllum). This stick assists the fisherman with bringing in the palu: this task is dangerous, as the skin of the palu is similar to the skin of a shark. Te lou palu
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