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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, 23940.7 Kiribati 2002-06-19T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-03T23:36:19.455Z Kiribati Pacific Collection Access Project 35 Fishing/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Te kaneati. Bonito lure. This is made up of four components: cassis shell, te ira n atu (human hair), te benu (coconut fibre) and iron metal. The shank is shaped and smoothed from a cassis shell into a tubular-like form, possibly using an atitai (hard coral stone). The narrow end is tapered, whilst the wider end is slightly narrower than the body, interrupted only by encircling furrows. The furrows assist in the lashing of the iron point. This is done by wrapping the shank and point together using a thin, dark-coloured, two-ply te kora te ira n atu around the iron point and benu. Te ira n atu has been loosened slightly but the iron point and te benu, left in a tassle-like manner, remains intact. The shank is overall an off-white colour with traces of brown lines. Near the tapered end, a perforation is bored through the body of the shank. Te kaneati
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