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Predicate Object 1899 1899-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1899-12-31T00:00:00.000Z Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 8337 Cook Islands 2003-06-11T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T04:59:19.492Z Cook Islands Akairo a te Taunga Pacific Collection Access Project 35 Predominantly Open Matau. Fish hook. Shank is cut from light coloured parau (mother of pearl shell) in a long narrow strip so as to include a part of the hinge (to form the thicker proximal end) as well as the area towards the lip of the shell (at thinner end). Sides of the parau shank have been ground down smooth and polished to achieve desired colour and size - small and flat. The point consists of an animal'stoothand is secured using cotton thread that is lashed around the shank. The snood consists of a two-ply cotton cord which is tied around the base of the point, running the length of the shank. The snood is further secured at the top of the shank with cotton thread lashing threaded through a hole drilled at the top of the shank. The same hole is used to also attach the fishing line. "8337 RAROTONGA" is written in black ink on the shank. Good condition overall. Matau
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