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  • Other Name

    Trolling Lure (English)

  • Description

    Aviti. Bonito fishing lure. This 'aviti is constructed with a parau (pearl shell) shank and ivi (bone) point with taura tuaina (twine cord) securing the point to the shank. The shank is cut into a somewhat rectangular shape along three sides and polished to maximum glossy sheen from the central thicker section of yellow parau including the hinge.

    The hinge has a perforation through which tuaina is secured along the length and attaches to the ivi point lashed at the thinner end of the shank with tuaina. A flared hackle of animal hair (possibly boar bristle) is attached to the back of the point on the outwards-facing surface of the shank.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
  • Other Id

    39463 (ethnology)

  • Department
fish hook, 1968.190, 39463, Photographed by Andrew Hales,… … Read more

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