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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, 23943.6 Kiribati 2002-06-19T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-03T23:36:59.555Z Kiribati Pacific Collection Access Project 35 Fishing/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Te rabatan te matau. Shank. It has been filed from te aubunga (clam shell). This is one part of a composite te matau (fish hook). It is hard in material, off-white and pale yellow in colour, matte in surface texture and smooth to touch. It shows a depth of faint linear layers that are characteristic of te aubunga (clam shell). Some brown residue remains in some areas across the exterior. It has been filed into a cylindrical form. One end has been tapered into a point. A circular perforation has been drilled through its depth for the purpose of inserting and attaching te ao (line). Te nimwaerere (cordage of human hair and coconut sennit fibre) has been inserted through the perforation and tied off. Opposite this end, a rim has been carved out for positioning the lashing of cordage. In addition to this, a furrow has been filed into the centre of the cross-section, this would be for the purpose of positioning te tabon te matau (point). Te rabatan te matau
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