Pa

Description
About the time of Cook’s visit to Tonga, local fishermen were using a trolling lure hook, (pa) about twice as large as the standard bonito lure (pa ‘atu) used by other Polynesian fishermen. Tunny and bonito were caught with these hooks from the stern of the canoe.
Accession Loan No.
16/1996/3
Collection Class
Tools for farm and craft
Common Name
pa
Simple Name
lure
Full Name
trolling lure
Dimensions
whole exc cord length 185 mm; whole W 31 mm; whole depth 52.5 mm
Production Country
Tonga
Production Area Region
Polynesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
whalebone; mother of pearl; turtle shell; coconut fibre
Collection Area Region
POLYN
Collection Continent
Pacific

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