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Predicate Object 1934 1934-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1934-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1934.124 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1934.124, 20086.1 [Hawaiian] 2002-08-21T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-03-04T00:33:00.611Z Hawaii Pacific Collection Access Project 35 Fishing/- PACIFIC SUBJECTS - Leho he‘e. Squid or octopus lure. The fishing process involved submerging the leho he‘e into the water and shaking it up and down to attract the he‘e (octopus or squid). This leho he‘e is made of several components, namely two brown speckled leho (cowrie shells) perforated and coupled together to form an ovoid weight sandwiching a long wooden stem between them. One cowrie is large than the other. Plant fibre lashing secures these components together. Absent from this example is a hackle that may have been attached to increase the chances of successfully procuring a he‘e. The leho he‘e is dark brown in colour. Leho he‘e
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