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Akau tekaika

human history
  • Other Name

    Fishing rod (English)

  • Description

    Akau tekaika. Rod implement used in fishing. This is a length of kafika wood (type of wood material found in Niue) that has been carved into a cylindrical rod. It is of a mid tone brown and shows some fine grain lines upon close inspection. A noose would accompany this implement in catching fish. Tatau is a type of fishing technique that involves both a noose and akau tekaika.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
    02 Jul 1942
  • Other Id

    26484.2 (ethnology)

  • Department
Akau tekaika, 1942.72, 26484.2, Cultural Permissions Apply

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