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Matau

Fish hooks (pa and matau) were made from turtle shell, whalebone and pearl shell. Three types of hooks evolved; a one-piece bait hook, two-piece lure and a three-piece lure. With...

Fish hook

An early fish hook made from red fan shell (pinna). There is a support at the upper edge of the shank where the line was attached. Donated by...

Trolling lure

A fish hook with a central whalebone shank recessed along its lower edge to hold a strip of pearl shell, with a barbed hook of tortoise shell. Used from...

Hook

Large wooden bait hook, with inward-curved point. Braided sennit binding below point. Braided sennit snood. The wood point is probably separate.โ€ Height (no snood) 300 x width = 170mm. Originally acquired by...

Lantern hook and chain

This hook and fragment of chain were found during excavations at the Roman site in St Loyes, Exeter. They are from a lantern, a rare type of lighting in Roman...

Makau

Fish hook, (makau) of bone and fibre. Ex. Vancouver voyage 1790-95. Hawaiian fishhooks (makau) have different sizes and shapes depending on the fishing method and the type of fish to...

Fish hook

An unfinished fish hook made of pearl shell. Donated by the Devon & Exeter Institution in 1872 and described in the inventory as โ€œ9 specimens of shell bait.โ€...

Fish hook

Fish hook made from human thigh bone. the thigh bone was used in particular as it was believed to contain the mana (power) of the deceased...

Fish hook

Hawaiin fish hook, possibly made from human bone. The thigh bone was used most often as this was where the mana (power) of the deceased was believed to be....