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Predicate Object 1936 1936-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1936-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1936.295 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1936.295, 23916 Kiribati 2002-06-19T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-03T23:33:05.154Z Kiribati Pacific Collection Access Project 35 Fishing/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Te kaneati. Bonito lure. This is made up of three components: te bwaeao (pearl shell), wood, te ira n atu (human hair). The shank is made of bwaeao, lustre in colour, shaped and smoothed into a tubular form, probably using an atitai (hard coral stone). One end is concaved into a V-shape. Adjacent to this is the lashing of the point, made of wood, and a hackle of hair to the shank. A thin kora of ira n atu tightly wraps the collective objects together. The other end of the the shank is round in form with a perforation bored through the shank. A thick and extremely long kora of ira n atu is threaded through the perforation and tied at the base. This kora is partly coiled and it is in this form whereby the measurement of length is derived from. Te kaneati
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