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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, 23930.5 Kiribati 2002-06-19T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-03T23:35:10.694Z Kiribati Pacific Collection Access Project 35 Tools and Implements/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Fishing/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Rabatan te kaneati. Shank of a fishing lure. This rabatan (fishing lure shank) is cut from the mid-section of te bwaeao (pearl shell) from the hinge to the lip. A perforation is drilled through the thickest point of the rabatan, located at the hinge end. The rabatan is rectangular in general shape. It reduces to an apex at the hinge end. The rabatan is curved in profile with high sheen and iridescent colour, light and almost pearly white but then transitioning to a darker maroon towards the base end where the lure point would be lashed. There is a natural U shaped notch on the hinge close to the perforation. Rabatan te kaneati
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