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Te kao

human history
  • Other Name

    Carrying Net (English)

  • Description

    Te kao. A mesh carrying net. Te kao is used to hold the captured moray eels while journeying home from out at sea. The body is made from te kora (coconut fibre string) and the neck is encircled with a piece of coconut leaf midrib. Its entirety is shaped loosely like a gourd - a large round body with a small neck opening at the top. The texture is coarse but firm. The neck is closed in, indicating frequent use of te kao.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
  • Other Id

    23995 (ethnology)

    75 (Maude Collection)

  • Department
Te kao, 1936.295, 23995, 75, Photographed by Daan Hoffmann,… … Read more

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